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Placerville Hires New Police Chief

Placerville Hires New Police Chief

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On September 10, 2013, Modesto Police Lieutenant Scott Heller will be sworn in as the Chief of Police for the City of Placerville.   During his 17-year career with Modesto Police Department, Lieutenant Heller has held numerous assignments including Patrol, Tactical Patrol Unit, Robbery/Homicide, SDEA Task Force Sergeant, SWAT Sergeant, Commander…

League of Cities Considers AB 1422 Water Bond

League of Cities Considers AB 1422 Water Bond

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The League of California Cities is an association of California city officials who work together to enhance their knowledge and skills, exchange information, and combine resources so that they may influence policy decisions that affect cities. The city of Auburn is represented by Councilmen Dr. Bill Kirby and Councilmen Holmes…

Rocklin Police and Fire Arrest Arsonist

Rocklin Police and Fire Arrest Arsonist

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The Rocklin Police Department in conjunction with the Rocklin Fire Department began an investigation into two recent fires that occurred at Howard Johnsons Hotel, located at 4420 Rocklin Road.  During the investigation evidence was recovered that identified 51 year old Hoyt Starkey as the suspect. This fire caused only minor damage, however,…

Garbage Collection Will Not Rise

Garbage Collection Will Not Rise

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No garbage rate increase for some Auburn-Placer Recology customers. The Supervisors recently gave the OK to an amendment to a contract with the Recology-Auburn Placer for garbage handling. The agreement will postpone a scheduled cost of living adjustment for garbage collection fees in Franchise Areas 1 and 4. The result…

Busy Start to the Holiday Weekend for CHP

Busy Start to the Holiday Weekend for CHP

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The holiday weekend was a busy one for the CHP in Nevada County. High Speed Crashes sent 3 men to the hospital. Friday evening, 22 year old Tyler Lamarche (La marsh) of Grass Valley was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO northbound on Brewer Rd north of Gamble Lane at…

Rain in the Foothills

Rain in the Foothills

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Rain has returned to the foothills. Clouds came in overnight Sunday bringing thunderstorms with significant precipitation into the Placer, Nevada and El Dorado counties. Heavy rainfall fell over the Sierra Monday morning, with local areas reporting over and inch and a half of rainfall. An urban/small stream flood advisory was…

Support the Community Of Foresthill At Heritage Celebration

Support the Community Of Foresthill At Heritage Celebration

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Come to the Foresthill Heritage Celebration. Enjoy the California State Gold-Panning Championships, lumberjack competition, International Chili Society chili cook-off, hands-on gold-panning instruction, food and craft vendors, early California historical displays, demonstrations, Kids zone with games and fun booths, watermelon-eating contest, 3-legged races, old-time costume contest, giveaways, and drawings for cash…

American Fire Reaches 100% Containment

American Fire Reaches 100% Containment

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27,440 acres burned in the steep canyons in old growth stands of timber with no recorded fire history.Significant changes in fuel types associated with the fire continue to burn in the steep and hazardous terrain as well as receptive timber fuels that have not burned in decades.Consumption of heavy fuels…

A Better Way to Handle Panhandling

A Better Way to Handle Panhandling

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Don’t give money to panhandlers. That was the message at Monday night’s Auburn city council meeting as Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn presented a video featuring community non-profits who work directly with the homeless to illustrate the abundance of food, shelter and services provided to anyone in need. The Chief…

Auburn Union School District Excels on Standardized Tests

Auburn Union School District Excels on Standardized Tests

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In spite of declining test scores year after year throughout the state, Auburn School District can boast higher test scores for the 2012 school year. State standardized test scores were released over the summer and Auburn School District President Daniel Berlant tells how Rock Creek School has turned things around.…