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April Is Earthquake Preparedness Month

April Is Earthquake Preparedness Month

When the earth starts shaking, it may be too late. Don’t let another month go by without taking the basic steps needed to prepare your family for a major earthquake.   April 18 is the anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake – one of the most significant earthquakes of all…

Caltrans Opens Newcastle Road Overcrossing One Day Ahead Of Schedule

Caltrans Opens Newcastle Road Overcrossing One Day Ahead Of Schedule

The California Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that the Newcastle Road overcrossing in south Placer County opened to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, one day earlier than scheduled.  The vertical lifting of the bridge structure was completed in one night on March 31 rather than the scheduled…

California State Sheriffs’ Association Elects New Officers For 2016-17

California State Sheriffs’ Association Elects New Officers For 2016-17

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA) held its 122nd Annual Conference Installation Banquet in Orange County. CSSA was honored to have California Governor Jerry Brown swear in CSSA’s new slate of officers for 2016-2017.  CSSA is pleased to announce that the following Sheriffs will lead…

PG&E Awards $2 Million In Wildfire Prevention Project Grants

PG&E Awards $2 Million In Wildfire Prevention Project Grants

PG&E along with CAL FIRE, California Fire Safe Council and Rural County Representatives of California, will announce $2 million in funding available to local fire safe councils in our service area and showcase the problems we are still dealing with after a four year drought. Pacific Gas and Electric Company…

PCWA Board Receives Presentation On Placer County Conservation Plan

PCWA Board Receives Presentation On Placer County Conservation Plan

At its April 7 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received an update by Gregg McKenzie, Placer County Conservation Plan Administrator, on the Placer County Conservation Plan (PCCP). The purpose of the PCCP is to provide an effective framework to protect and restore the natural resources…

Sierra College CACT Wins Placer County Economic Development Award

Sierra College CACT Wins Placer County Economic Development Award

Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Director, Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT), Sierra College won a Placer County Economic Development Award for “Best Support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Deployment.” The award was presented on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the 25th Annual Placer County Economic Development Summit.  The award was presented…

Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Moment Of Silence And Commemoration Ceremony

Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Moment Of Silence And Commemoration Ceremony

There will be a commemoration and observance ceremony for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2016 in Sacramento. Every year in April, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is observed across the nation to promote victims’ rights and services. This year’s theme, “Serving Victims, Building Trust, Restoring Hope,” underscores the importance of…

Auburn Couple Arrested For Stabbing Man

Auburn Couple Arrested For Stabbing Man

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Auburn couple for stabbing a man in North Auburn last Thursday evening. Detectives arrested Anthony Manuel Najera, 27, and Cora Lee Najera, 29, and booked them at the Placer County Jail. Anthony is charged with attempted murder and Cora is being held on…

Protest At Roseville Sikh Temple Leads to Fight

Protest At Roseville Sikh Temple Leads to Fight

A fight broke out Thursday night during a protest outside a Sikh temple, Roseville police said. Dozens of protesters, including children, were outside the temple at 1090 Main Street demonstrating against a guest who spoke against a beloved saint. “He’s trying to redefine the Sikh faith. The beliefs which we…

Philip Ingram Filled Ambien Prescription Prior To Killing Placer High School Students

Philip Ingram Filled Ambien Prescription Prior To Killing Placer High School Students

The man accused of hitting and killing two Placer High School students in Auburn, filled a prescription for Ambien the day of the crash, prosecutors said Thursday. Philip Ingram, 62, is charged with DUI and two counts of vehicular manslaughter. Jared Gaches, of Auburn, and Trevor Keller, of Foresthill, both 15…