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Quagga Mussel Infestation Discovered In Pyramid Lake

Quagga Mussel Infestation Discovered In Pyramid Lake

The Quagga Mussel is a small, non-native freshwater mollusk that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) had successfully prevented from infesting the State Water Project (SWP) since the species was first discovered in California in 2007. However, on December 8, six adult quagga mussels were found in the Angeles Tunnel,…

Auburn’s New Mayor And Two Council People Sworn In Monday Night

Auburn’s New Mayor And Two Council People Sworn In Monday Night

At last night’s Auburn City Council meeting there were a variety of special events that made it one the more exciting governmental proceedings to take place in the foothills in recent memory. At 5:30 p.m. the Placer High School Jazz Band, led by Dave Lawrensen, filled the room with rhythm…

Auburn Teen Booked On Attempted Murder And Kidnapping

Auburn Teen Booked On Attempted Murder And Kidnapping

Police arrested an 18-year-old Friday suspected of kidnapping a woman and choking her in a car in Auburn. According to Lt. Michael Garlock of the Auburn Police Department, Shane Bradley was arrested on suspicion of driving the woman against her will to a remote area, where he then began choking…

Three-Vehicle Crash Suspends All Movement On Highway 50 Monday Morning

Three-Vehicle Crash Suspends All Movement On Highway 50 Monday Morning

All lanes of westbound Highway 50 in El Dorado Hills were blocked Monday morning as crews work to clear a crash, according to the California Highway Patrol. The three-vehicle crash happened at 8:20 a.m. east of El Dorado Hills Boulevard. One vehicle was overturned, according to the CHP. Minor injuries…

RCRC Chairman Selects Eight Local Charities To Split $41,000

RCRC Chairman Selects Eight Local Charities To Split $41,000

Eight Glenn County charities shared $41,000 raised at the Rural County Representatives of California annual meeting in September in Placer County. The RCRC’s Annual Meeting concludes with a Basket Raffle Dinner in which a county-themed basket is raffled off from each member county. The proceeds are donated to charities picked…

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards $3.1 Million For Projects That Reduce Tree Mortality And Protect Watershed Health

Sierra Nevada Conservancy Awards $3.1 Million For Projects That Reduce Tree Mortality And Protect Watershed Health

Yesterday, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) Governing Board approved $3.1 million in grants for ten projects that will decrease wildfire risk, lessen tree mortality, and restore forest and watershed health in the Sierra Nevada region. Funding for these projects comes from Proposition 1, The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement…

AAA Warns To Avoid Driving When Not Sleeping 7 Hours

AAA Warns To Avoid Driving When Not Sleeping 7 Hours

                Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The Centers for Disease Control…

Homeless Shelter Denied Access Near Auburn Airport

Homeless Shelter Denied Access Near Auburn Airport

The Auburn Municipal Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) shot down a proposed attempt to re-zone land surrounding the Auburn airport in order to allow for a permanent site for the controversial temporary shelter site located in the Dewitt Campus. The unanimous decision made on Wednesday means there will be a…

Million Dollar Grant Goes Towards Homeless Housing Placer County

Million Dollar Grant Goes Towards Homeless Housing Placer County

Placer County will receive a $1 million grant from Sutter Health to help house its chronically homeless population under a grant agreement approved today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The funds will be used to support Placer County’s Whole Person Care Pilot program, which is designed to better…

PG&E Urges Customers to Focus on Safely Heating Their Homes as Temperatures Dip

PG&E Urges Customers to Focus on Safely Heating Their Homes as Temperatures Dip

With temperatures expected to drop in Northern and Central California this week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to be cautious when heating their homes. Electric heating devices, such as space heaters, are a home fire hazard when not properly used or monitored. Fuel-burning appliances, such as gas…