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State is Step Closer to Sugary Drink Warning Labels

State is Step Closer to Sugary Drink Warning Labels

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SACRAMENTO, CA, April 9, 2014… Safety warning labels on sodas and other sugary beverages sold in California came one step closer to reality today, when the powerful Senate Health Committee approved SB 1000 on a 5-2 vote. The first-in-nation legislation was introduced by State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to ensure…

Public Invited to ASRA Canyon Keepers Orientation Workshop

Public Invited to ASRA Canyon Keepers Orientation Workshop

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The Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) Canyon Keepers is currently recruiting volunteers for the 2014 season.   If you love the American River Canyons and have an interest in helping State Parks protect, manage and educate the public on the wonders of our local ASRA, why not consider becoming a trained…

Study: Investing in Forests reduces Megafires and Saves Millions

Study: Investing in Forests reduces Megafires and Saves Millions

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Cost-benefit analysis in Sierra Nevada shows savings of up to 3 times to pay for treatments up front           San Francisco, CA — A new study released today finds investing in proactive forest management activities can save up to three times the cost of future fires, reduce high-severity fire by up…

Higher Flows Possible on South Yuba River Due to Runoff

Higher Flows Possible on South Yuba River Due to Runoff

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Water flows will increase on the South Yuba River today as recent rains and snowmelt fill Lake Spaulding and causes water to spill,  Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) said today. Those recreating in or near this portion of the river are encouraged to use extra caution during the increased…

State Parks Puts Empire Mine Up for Sale

State Parks Puts Empire Mine Up for Sale

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California State Parks has a Gold mine to sell ya. Recent action by a Senate subcommittee of the Legislature recommending the Empire Mine State Historic Park be sold. Due to ongoing contaminated water leaking from the mine into Wolf Creek in Grass Valley, the state is looking to unload the…

Pick Pocket Suspect Saught

Pick Pocket Suspect Saught

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Please help the Placer County Sheriff’s Office identify this woman, who has been stalking her victims in stores, then stealing their wallets when they are distracted. She’s been doing this in the Auburn area and then using the stolen credit cards. If you know who she is, you’re urged to…

Placer County Government Offices Cut Water Use

Placer County Government Offices Cut Water Use

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Cities, counties and even the state is asking residents to conserve water in California’s 3rd year of drought. The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard from the Community Development Resource agency Planning Services Division with an update on efforts to reduce water consumption in various county departments and agencies during…

PARC River Clean Up This Saturday in the Confluence

PARC River Clean Up This Saturday in the Confluence

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This Saturday, April 12th from 8 AM to 1 PM is the annual American River Clean-Up organized by Protect American River Canyon or PARC. Volunteers will meet at the Old Auburn-Foresthill Curved Bridge near the Confluence (3 miles below Auburn near the Highway 49 American River Crossing). Check in at…

Natalie Pietromonaco of Auburn Wins Drive Chip and Putt at Augusta

Natalie Pietromonaco of Auburn Wins Drive Chip and Putt at Augusta

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Congratulations to Natalie Pietromonaco of Auburn. Natalie won the Drive Chip and Putt tournament in Augusta Georgia in the girls division for 12 and 13 year olds. The inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship featured 88 youngsters who had advanced through local and regional competition last year. The competition started…

PCWA Warns of “Overpayment” Scam

PCWA Warns of “Overpayment” Scam

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The Placer County Water Agency is alerting water customers to be aware of a possible scam that has been reported by two water users in the PCWA service area. PCWA Director of Customer Services Matt Young said the agency is concerned over a mailing entitled “overpayment notice” that appears to…