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Storm Of The Decade Leaves It’s Mark On Placer County

Storm Of The Decade Leaves It’s Mark On Placer County

There is light at the end of the snow tunnel in eastern Placer County including Donner Summit and the Tahoe area, with snow expected to taper off Thursday night. The forecast shows several dry days ahead for residents and visitors over the holiday weekend. However, as businesses and residents continue…

Supervisors Approve Agreement With Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento

Supervisors Approve Agreement With Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today voted to approve an agreement between the county Health and Human Services department and Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento for additional shelter beds for children and foster youth should the need arise. The Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento agreement is set to run…

Placer County Sheriff, Ed Bonner, Announces Retirement

Placer County Sheriff, Ed Bonner, Announces Retirement

Yesterday the Placer County Sheriff’s Office announced the planned retirement of Sheriff Ed Bonner. “Sheriff Bonner is announcing his retirement effective February 24, 2017. Sheriff Bonner has served with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for 43 years, 22 of which were spent as sheriff. His accomplishments are vast, and he…

Spay and Neuter Your Pet For Free

Spay and Neuter Your Pet For Free

It’s an all-too-common problem: Too many unwanted cats find themselves homeless or, because of overpopulation, spend a long time waiting to be adopted into a forever home. Thanks to a partnership between Placer County, Petco Foundation and Animal Spay & Neuter, our feline friends have something to purr about. Now,…

Placer County BOS and Citizens Clash Over Homeless Shelter

Placer County BOS and Citizens Clash Over Homeless Shelter

On a four to one vote the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a zoning change that will allow the homeless shelter to continue operations in North Auburn’s DeWitt Center beyond March 31st when it is currently required to close. Scores of citizens spoke during the public comment period. At…

Granite Bay Women Charged With Submitting Inflated Bids For State Projects

Granite Bay Women Charged With Submitting Inflated Bids For State Projects

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against John Brewer, 47, of San Francisco; Brent Vinch, 47, of Manorville, New York; and Loraine Dixon, 55, of Granite Bay, charging them with a bid-rigging conspiracy involving state contracts, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Brewer and Vinch were…

WJU President To Be Honored At MLK Celebration Service This Weekend

WJU President To Be Honored At MLK Celebration Service This Weekend

William Jessup University President, John Jackson will be recognized during the annual MLK Celebration Service event to be held Sunday, January 15 from 6-8 pm at Capital Christian Church in Sacramento. The popular event is the kick-off to the Capitol March for the Dream, Northern California’s largest Martin Luther King…

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Submerged Vehicle Off 49 In Auburn

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Submerged Vehicle Off 49 In Auburn

A 12-year-old girl was rescued from an overturned submerged car on Sunday morning on Highway 49 near Rio Oso Road, Placer County officials said. Dena Erwin, spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said the girl’s mother was driving at around 10:45 a.m., lost control of the car and swerved…

Massive Storm Hits NorCal, Causes Numerous Issues

Massive Storm Hits NorCal, Causes Numerous Issues

This is a serious flood situation,” the National Weather Service said in a special flood statement late Sunday night. Flood warnings are expected along much of the Sierra’s eastern front and western Nevada into Tuesday. The following is a series of events spreading across NorCal over this weekend’s storm: *…

With this weekend’s storm forecast to be the largest in years, Placer County road crews and emergency services staff are prepared for widespread flooding, road hazards and utility outages and are urging residents to do the same. Residents who aren’t already registered for the county’s emergency alert system, Placer Alert,…