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Standardized Test Results: Placer Students Exceed State Average While 60% Of Ca. Students Fail Math Portion

Standardized Test Results: Placer Students Exceed State Average While 60% Of Ca. Students Fail Math Portion

The statewide scores for standardized tests measuring Common Core standards fell flat in the 2016-17 school year. The California Department of Education (CDE) released the scores Wednesday for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in English language arts and mathematics. The results showed that more…

Rocklin Police Officer Released On 100k Bail After Being Charged With 3 Felonies

Rocklin Police Officer Released On 100k Bail After Being Charged With 3 Felonies

A Rocklin police officer is out on bail Wednesday after being charged with assault with a deadly weapon during a DUI arrest. Officer Brad Alford, a 15-year veteran of the Rocklin Police Department, is accused of using his baton on a suspect, 22-year-old Emilio Perez-Chavez, during an arrest Sunday at…

Underage Drinking Highlights Placer Youth Commission Press Conference

Underage Drinking Highlights Placer Youth Commission Press Conference

Youth-led press conference highlighting youth advocacy and prevention of underage drinking and other drug use took place this morning at Placer High School. The press conference brought attention to the passing of a Social Host Ordinance in the City of Auburn and how youth leaders are creatively partnering with Coalition…

Vaccine Increase In Placer Following SoCal Outbreak Of Hepatitus A

Vaccine Increase In Placer Following SoCal Outbreak Of Hepatitus A

Placer County is taking certain precautions to protect its community from a Hepatitis A outbreak that has been seen in various parts of the state. San Diego declared a public health emergency this month after Hepatitis A killed 16 people and sickened hundreds, most of them homeless. The disease spreads…

Investigation Ongoing For Two Auburn Homes Lost In Saturday’s Downtown Fire

Investigation Ongoing For Two Auburn Homes Lost In Saturday’s Downtown Fire

Fire crews battled a fire Saturday that destroyed two homes in an Auburn neighborhood. A deck caught fire at a home on Hillmont Avenue and the flames spread to neighboring homes within Hillmont, Magnolia, Linden and Cherry avenues as well as Tennis Way. The Auburn Fire Department reports three homes…

Coffee With A Cop Next Month At Depoe Bay Coffee In Auburn

Coffee With A Cop Next Month At Depoe Bay Coffee In Auburn

On Wednesday October 4th, officers from the Auburn Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. This event corresponds with the 2nd Annual Coffee with a Cop event in which agencies nationwide will be participating. All…

Three Woman Arrested At Roseville Apartment Following Prostitution Bust

Three Woman Arrested At Roseville Apartment Following Prostitution Bust

Three women have been arrested in connection with prostitution at a Roseville apartment. Detectives with the Roseville Police Department’s crime suppression unit received a tip regarding suspicious activity at an apartment in the 700 block of Gibson Drive. A number of men were seen visiting the apartment for short periods…

Placerville Man Arrested Following Numerous Sexually Suggestive Phone Calls

Placerville Man Arrested Following Numerous Sexually Suggestive Phone Calls

A Placerville man has been arrested on suspicion of making sexually explicit phone calls to El Dorado County women. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve been fielding reports of the incidents over the past six months. Several women reported that an unknown man had called them then started…

Lake Oroville Spillways September Construction Updates

Lake Oroville Spillways September Construction Updates

Today the Department of Water Resources (DWR) provided an update on construction work on the Lake Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery Project. Continued Construction on the Main Spillway • DWR remains focused on meeting its primary objective of repairing and reconstructing the main spillway by November 1 to handle flows of…

$866.2 Million Final County Budget Approved

$866.2 Million Final County Budget Approved

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the county’s final 2017-18 budget of $866.2 million, an increase of 6.2 percent from the previous year’s budget of $815.8 million. The board adopted a proposed budget of $796.5 million June 13 for the county’s fiscal year beginning July 1. The final…