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Pioneer Bridge 55-hour Partial Closure Begins Friday Night

Pioneer Bridge 55-hour Partial Closure Begins Friday Night

Serious traffic delays are expected as the first of six consecutive 55-hour weekend partial lane closures begins tonight on the Pioneer Bridge near downtown Sacramento. Motorists are advised to avoid this area if possible and to plan ahead before travelling. Caltrans urges the public to include up to one hour…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Wednesday, July 19, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Approximately 6,000 firefighters are battling 17 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, a trough extending south into the Northern Operational region from a significant low in the Eastern Gulf of Alaska will be in until today. This arrangement will continue to produce a dry southwest flow aloft over…

County Working With Partners To Address Opioid Overdoses

County Working With Partners To Address Opioid Overdoses

Placer County’s Health and Human Services Department is working with local law enforcement, medical providers, community groups and residents to address opioid overdoses in our community through a variety of strategies, including increased access to life-saving medication. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose if administered in…

New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

New UC Davis Police Chief Issues Statement

California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Joe Farrow released the following statement today regarding his new position as Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department: “I have accepted the position of Chief of Police for the University of California, Davis, Police Department. I am humbled by the…

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Three Day Cool Off Is Just In Time For National Picnic Month

Summer is in full swing, and it’s a great time to have a picnic or barbeque. Especially when you consider that July is National Picnic Month. But summer also means warm weather, and that’s a prime opportunity for bacteria to grow rapidly in food. Placer County is full of beautiful…

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

PG&E Flying Low To Inspect For Dead Trees

As part of its response to California’s tree mortality crisis, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will conduct aerial patrols in Placer and Nevada counties on Tuesday, July 18; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 25, 26 and 27; and Tuesday, August 1, to identify dead trees that could pose a…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Sunday, July 16, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Sunday, July 16, 2017

Approximately 6,300 firefighters are battling 10 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, conditions will become hotter and drier throughout all the Northern Operational Region except along the immediate coast. The marine layer is now only about 1000 feet deep in response to the strong high pressure. An increase…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

Approximately 8,200 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward again later this week for a return of dry, very hot weather to the region over the weekend. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a…

DWR’s State Fair Exhibits Inspire Water Conservation

DWR’s State Fair Exhibits Inspire Water Conservation

California’s five-year drought proved that water users up and down the state could achieve great water savings with planning and forethought. After a record winter of rain, many people are asking if water conservation is still important. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) answers that question at the 2017 California…

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

California Statewide Fire Summary For Thursday, July 13, 2017

Approximately 8,200 firefighters are battling 14 large wildfires in California. In the northern region, the Four Corners high will push westward again later this week for a return of dry, very hot weather to the region over the weekend. The chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will increase a…