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Governor Brown Announces Emergency Drought Legislation

Governor Brown Announces Emergency Drought Legislation

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SACRAMENTO – With California experiencing its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to announce legislation to immediately help communities deal with the devastating dry conditions affecting our state and provide…

Search and Rescue Training in ASRA

Search and Rescue Training in ASRA

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More than 300 search and rescue team members from around the state will be in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. The Placer County Sheriff Office’s Mountain Rescue Team, which is one of many specialized teams of the Sheriff’s Search…

What Do You Think of the County’s New Web Site?

What Do You Think of the County’s New Web Site?

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Placer County launched a remodeled website Friday designed to ensure the public can find the information it needs quickly and efficiently. County officials are encouraging the public to check out the redesigned website and provide input for the county to consider as it continues working to make the website as…

Food Closet Moves to Auburn Airport for Now

Food Closet Moves to Auburn Airport for Now

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The Auburn Interfaith Food Closet will be moving to a new location on Earhart Ave at the Auburn Airport with Tuesday night’s approval for a use permit from the Auburn Planning commission. Planning Commissioner Matt Spokley says it was a rare full house at the meeting as many supporters of…

Auburn Union School District Searching for a New Superintendent

Auburn Union School District Searching for a New Superintendent

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The Auburn Union School District is searching for a new Superintendent. The district hired a firm to assist them in the search and the first order of business was to ask the parents and concerned community members what they wanted to see in the next superintendent. A report is expected…

CHP Honoring Their Fallen Officers

CHP Honoring Their Fallen Officers

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The death of 2 Fresno CHP Officers in a crash Monday morning made national news headlines but  the tragedy goes far beyond the events of Monday and affects the family of the officers forever as well as the larger CHP family. On Monday, while responding to a call of a…

Motorcyclist Pulls Knife on CHP

Motorcyclist Pulls Knife on CHP

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A Grass Valley man pulled a knife on a CHP Officer Saturday following a pursuit. The chase began on ridge Road near Alta Street in Grass Valley when a CHP Officer observed a motorcycle driven at high speed come up behind a vehicle at a stop sign, then swerved to…

2 Men arrested in Online sex Charges

2 Men arrested in Online sex Charges

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in separate cases for seeking sexual encounters with minors online. Matthew Thomas Ishizaki, 23, of Auburn, was arrested Jan.7, when he arrived at an Auburn location to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old boy he’d corresponded with online. Instead, he…

Valentine’s Day Weddings

Valentine’s Day Weddings

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15 couples said “I do” on Valentine’s Day in Placer County. Placer County’s Clerk Recorder Jim McCauley, also the County’s Commissioner of Weddings says it was a busy day. Weddings 1 McCauley says Placer is the only county to offer wedding rings. Weddings 2 McCauley who is also the Registrar…

Swift Water Rescue Gear Put to the Test

Swift Water Rescue Gear Put to the Test

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The recent storm increased water flows into the American river, providing prime opportunities for local fire departments to train for swift water rescues. One in particular was Auburn city Fire department after receiving the donation of 2 new swift water rescue suits. Auburn City fire Department received the new gear…