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Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/27

At 6:45 a.m. today, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) began gradually ramping down outflows from the Oroville Reservoir. Flows from the flood control spillway will be reduced from 50,000 cubic feet per second throughout the day and eventually reach zero in the afternoon. As flows are reduced, DWR will…

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

Granite Bay MAC To Fill Five Vacant Seats

The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory has a quorum again, with the Placer County Board of Supervisors approving appointments Feb. 21 to fill five vacant seats. The new MAC members, recommended by Supervisor Kirk Uhler, are: Lisa Robles, an accountant; James Radler, a land broker; Tom Kruse, a 77-year-old former winery…

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

Placer SPCA Announces New Officers For Board Of Directors

The Placer SPCA has announced the election of its 2017 Officers for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the mission and vision of the organization and other fiduciary responsibilities, supporting the Placer SPCA’s work to enhance the lives of companion animals and support the…

Placer Based Nonprofit Seniors First Presents Meals On Wheels

Placer Based Nonprofit Seniors First Presents Meals On Wheels

During the month of March, Meals on Wheels America organizes March for Meals, a month-long campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and the programs that exist to combat it. Locally, this campaign gives nonprofits such as Placer County-based Seniors First an opportunity to promote its comprehensive senior nutrition program…

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/23

Oroville Spillway Update: 2/23

The Department of Water Resources continues to discharge 60,000cfs of water from the Oroville Dam flood control spillway. This rate of flow remains consistent with DWR’s established plan to continually manage lake levels, water flow, and support construction activities. Lake levels have decreased to 851 feet, 50 feet below the…

Governor Makes Rare Public Appearance At Oroville Spillway

Governor Makes Rare Public Appearance At Oroville Spillway

Governor Jerry Brown made a rare public appearance by visiting crews working on the damaged spillways at Lake Oroville. Brown’s office sent a tweet Wednesday saying the governor met with people at the incident command center and viewed those in charge of surveying California’s flood control system. Last week, Brown…

Short Break Between NorCal Storms Is Accompanied With Widespread Flooding

Short Break Between NorCal Storms Is Accompanied With Widespread Flooding

The effects of Monday’s potent winter storm lingered throughout Northern California as residents dealt with floodwaters, massive landslides, damaged roads and downed trees. In San Jose, firefighters were forced to rescue five people from the fast-rising waters of the Coyote Creek after a homeless encampment on its banks was submerged…

Northstar Mountain Master Plan Recieves 5-0 Approval From Supervisors

Northstar Mountain Master Plan Recieves 5-0 Approval From Supervisors

Northstar California Resort has announced the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 in favor of the Northstar Mountain Master Plan which includes: • New terrain: Increasing the variety and improving the balance of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain as well as access to the Sawtooth Range. Approximately 293 acres…

Lost Snowboarder Found 3 Miles Off Alpine Meadow Ski Area

Lost Snowboarder Found 3 Miles Off Alpine Meadow Ski Area

Search and rescue teams found a snowboarder who became lost near the Alpine Meadows Ski area. The 32-year-old snowboarded went off the backside of the mountain, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The snowboarder was found alive and well. He had hiked about three miles in the snow to…

5 Emergency Spillway Workers Fired For Sharing Photos Online

5 Emergency Spillway Workers Fired For Sharing Photos Online

Five Oroville Dam workers have been fired for violating a contract by putting pictures of the dam on social media. The Department of Water Resources hires a contractor to work on the dam. The contractor hired was Syblon Reid. This contractor has a strict “No social media, No photos policy” at…