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Auburn Ranks In Top 100 Best Places To Live

Auburn Ranks In Top 100 Best Places To Live

Auburn is now ranked among the top in small towns across the United States, according to Livability.com The community ranker website worked the numbers of categories including walkability and sustainability for towns with populations from 1,000 to 20,000.  Auburn ranked at 73rd in what Livability.com calls it’s inaugural top 100…

California’s Workers May Get Another Wage Hike

California’s Workers May Get Another Wage Hike

California workers may see an increase in their paychecks soon.  The California Senate approved a plan to again raise the state’s minimum wage Monday, lifting it to $13 an hour in 2017, then tying it to the rate of inflation after that. The proposal by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco,…

Placer And Nevada Counties Go High-tech On Water-waste Reporting

Placer And Nevada Counties Go High-tech On Water-waste Reporting

High-tech assistance is here in Placer County. Placer County Water Agency has an app available to Apple iOS and Android phone users that allows someone finding water streaming down a street or a broken sprinkler to take a photo and give GPS coordinates and a time stamp. The technology will provide important…

Auburn Recreation District Looking for Replacement Director

Auburn Recreation District Looking for Replacement Director

The District is moving forward with plans to have a board appointee serve the remainder of the late Curt Smith’s term. Kahl Muscott, district administrator, said the board opted to make an appointment rather than call a special election, according to the Auburn Journal. Smith, a board member since 2006,…

King Road Overpass Closed as Caltrans Works to “Raise 80″

King Road Overpass Closed as Caltrans Works to “Raise 80″

Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise the King Road Overcrossing, according to Caltrans. Drivers can expect an eight-mile detour during the closure, scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 and end at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 3.…

Homeless Shelter Set to Open Monday

Homeless Shelter Set to Open Monday

The North Auburn Homeless Shelter is set to open up its doors on Monday.  According to the Auburn Journal, the 90-day experiment in emergency homeless housing, run by the non-profit organization, Right Hand Auburn, began the drive top open the facility last summer. The former minimum security baracks in the…

LEADERS GATHER FOR THE SACRAMENTO HOST BREAKFAST

LEADERS GATHER FOR THE SACRAMENTO HOST BREAKFAST

Mary Jane Popp, hostess with the mostess attended a special event today; here is her experience. This was the 90th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast I attended along with the General Manager of Am-950 KAHI Radio Jerry Henry and Mike Herron. It is co-sponsored by the California Chamber and the Sacramento Host…

New Information Released as Detective Davis Is Honored

New Information Released as Detective Davis Is Honored

According to the Placer County Sheriff, a man accused of killing two sheriff’s deputies in Sacramento and Auburn last fall stole a patrol car during his attempt to elude authorities. Sheriff Edward Bonner confirmed the new information Wednesday, following a ceremony to dedicate a memorial for one of those slain…

Placer is Again Second Healthiest County in State

Placer is Again Second Healthiest County in State

For the third consecutive year, Placer County has ranked as the second healthiest county among California’s 58 counties. The ranking is an annual project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.   The project looks at 30 factors in developing its rankings. These factors are broken…

El Niño May Bring Water to California

El Niño May Bring Water to California

  Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year. While the ocean condition is nearly guaranteed, rainfall doesn’t always follow the sea temperature increase. Late last week, scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) said chances…