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American Fire Tops 26 Thousand Acres 94% Contained

American Fire Tops 26 Thousand Acres 94% Contained

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Firefighters continue active and aggressive mop-up where it’s safe. The Incident continues to support initial attack requests within the TFR footprint and local forest area. A partial road closure of Mosquito Ridge Rd (Hwy 96)from the junction of the Ralston Rd. (Forest Rd 23), east to the junction of Forest…

League of California Cities Takes Stand on Inmate Release

League of California Cities Takes Stand on Inmate Release

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The League of California Cities announced its strong support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a stay delaying implementation of the federal court order to release 10,000 additional inmates from California’s prisons. The stay would provide the state with the additional time required to appeal the panel’s decision to the…

Air Quality Unhealthy

Air Quality Unhealthy

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The American Fire continues to burn North East of Foresthill spreading smoke throughout the foothills. Smoke continues to be a health issue. Air quality specialist Ann Hobbs with the Placer county Air Pollution Control District says you can see the smoke has returned after a couple days of blue skies…

DeWitt Farmers Market is Tomorrow

DeWitt Farmers Market is Tomorrow

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Come on out and beat the heat by strolling through the shaded and grassy DeWitt Farmers’ Market Today (Wednesday). There is a great selection of local and seasonal fruits and vegetables, breakfast and lunch items, olive oil, artisan bread, and coming soon – local honey! Don’t miss the DeWitt Farmers’…

APOA Lawsuit V. City Of Auburn Dropped

APOA Lawsuit V. City Of Auburn  Dropped

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The Auburn Police officers association (APOA) has dropped its law suit with the city of Auburn. This news comes on the heels of news that the City of Auburn has approved a new contract with the Auburn Police Department Officers union after more than a year of negotiations. The City…

American Fire 24,935 Acres 88% Contained

American Fire 24,935 Acres 88% Contained

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Successful fireing operations in both DIV Z. Multiple resources sent to the Sierra Fire on the Tahoe NF to assist with initial attack while the Incident continues to support Initial Attack requests over the TFR footprint. A partial road closure of Mosquito Ridge Rd(Hwy 96)from the junction of the Ralston…

Avoid the 7 DUI Weekend

Avoid the 7 DUI Weekend

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Another successful Avoid the 7 DUI saturation patrol was conducted in Placer County over the weekend. Resources were focused on the city of Auburn but additional patrols were on the streets throughout the county. From 7pm Friday August 23, 2013 through Midnight Saturday officers representing 7 county law enforcement agencies…

Georgetown Aids Neighbor After Fire

Georgetown Aids Neighbor After Fire

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Bob and his dog Hitch lost their home in the Empire Fire in Georgetown Saturday. The fast moving fire burned 38 acres in the south part of town before crews could stop it. Trish Cimmarusti and her husband own Black sheep Satellite and they thought their business was lost Saturday…

Phone Scam Warning from Auburn PD

Phone Scam Warning from Auburn PD

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If it is too good to be true it probably is. That is the sage advice from Auburn Police Detective Sergeant Dale Hutchins about yet another phone scam making the rounds to area residents. In this scam the caller tells you have won a car but you have to jump…

Georgetown Empire Fire

Georgetown Empire Fire

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Nearly 100 homes were evacuated Saturday as a 38-acre grass fire threatened homes in Georgetown. The Empire Fire, started around 3 p.m. near Empire Creek Circle, according to Cal Fire Public Information Officer Daniel Berlant who says one home was lost but the fire, whipped by winds, could have been…