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PG&E Joins North American Utilities To Increase Awareness Of Scams

PG&E Joins North American Utilities To Increase Awareness Of Scams

  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining utilities throughout North America to make customers aware of telephone, mail, email and door-to-door/in-person scams that involve criminals posing as utility company representatives and demanding immediate payment or personal information. The “Utilities United Against Scams” collaboration has designated November 16 as…

mPOWER Will Hold Truckee Seminar With Nevada County Launch Near

mPOWER Will Hold Truckee Seminar With Nevada County Launch Near

  mPOWER opens for property assessed clean energy projects in Nevada County and the cities of Grass Valley, Truckee, and Nevada City on November 21. Nevada County mPOWER applications will be available online starting November 18. In anticipation, mPOWER scheduled its first Nevada County property owner and contractor seminars in…

CHP Uses Grant To Promote Safety For Pedestrians And Bicyclist

CHP Uses Grant To Promote Safety For Pedestrians And Bicyclist

  A grant-funded effort by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Office of Traffic Safety will focus on reducing fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists.  The California Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement and Education Project IV will run from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. In California,…

Placer Probation To Begin ‘Intensely’ Monitoring DUI Offenders With $90k Grant

Placer Probation To Begin ‘Intensely’ Monitoring DUI Offenders With $90k Grant

  Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tragic results. A $90,617 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Placer County Probation Department will ensure these worst-of-the-worst offenders comply with all court orders. The grant…

Placer County Supervisors Approve Village At Squaw Valley Project

Placer County Supervisors Approve Village At Squaw Valley Project

    The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 yesterday to approve the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. The more than nine hour meeting at Kings Beach, saw significant public comment both for and against the development. This approval…

Meddlers Report For 11/15/2016

Meddlers Report For 11/15/2016

Today’s Meddlers meeting was a bit shorter because of Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery’s absence. She and the rest of the supervisors are meeting in Tahoe this morning and were not able to attend meddlers today to give the county happenings. Newly re-elected Auburn City Councilman, Dr. Bill Kirby, was…

Placer Approves 5 Year, $20 Million Plan To Reduce Homeless Healthcare Costs

Placer Approves 5 Year, $20 Million Plan To Reduce Homeless Healthcare Costs

  In a effort to reduce healthcare costs, Placer County has received approval from the State of California to begin implementing homelessness prevention programs. Placer County’s Director of Public Health, Rob Oldham, says the “Whole Person Care” pilot program will spend $20 million in local and federal funds over five years.…

Prices At The Pump Drop Just In Time For Thanksgiving Traveling

Prices At The Pump Drop Just In Time For Thanksgiving Traveling

  Sinking gas prices in Roseville and around the country is great news heading into the travel heavy Thanksgiving holiday. A couple gas stations in West Roseville have recently changed hands to bring another ARCO and Mobil to the area along with lower prices. Average retail gasoline prices in Sacramento…

UPDATE: Auburn Homicide Victim Identified

UPDATE: Auburn Homicide Victim Identified

  ***The victim in this investigation has been identified as James Carl Forsberg, 53 years of age, Auburn, CA .***   On November 7, 2016 at approximately 9:58 pm, the Auburn Police Department Communications Center received a call for service in reference to an unresponsive male person who possibly needed…

California Did Not Support Trump, But The Foothills Did

California Did Not Support Trump, But The Foothills Did

  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton easily won in California Tuesday, taking the state’s 55 electoral votes. But, there were more than 25 counties that supported President-elect Donald Trump. One of those counties was Stanislaus County, where conservative voters headed to the polls in big numbers. Shortly after Vice President-elect…