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Auburn Journal Cuts Three Print Publication Days per Week Beginning December 3rd

Auburn Journal Cuts Three Print Publication Days per Week Beginning December 3rd

The Auburn Journal announced in a press release over the weekend that the newspaper will be reducing its circulation from its current number of days a week of five to just two days. The paper will be making this transition beginning on Sunday December 3rd when the print edition of…

No Shaving Facial Hair This Month For Auburn Police Officers

No Shaving Facial Hair This Month For Auburn Police Officers

Beginning November 1st, the Auburn Police Department will be participating in “No Shave November”. The program is described below, more information can be found at https://no-shave.org. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and…

Lake Oroville Flood Control Spillway Ready for Rainy Season

Lake Oroville Flood Control Spillway Ready for Rainy Season

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced it has met its goal of repairing and reconstructing the main, gated flood control spillway at Lake Oroville by Nov. 1, 2017 to handle flows of 100,000 cubic-feet per second this winter. Preparing the main spillway for the rainy season was a primary…

New Gas Tax Revenues To Help County Catch Up With Roadway Maintenance

New Gas Tax Revenues To Help County Catch Up With Roadway Maintenance

Placer County’s first share of California’s new gasoline tax revenues will go to resurfacing weather-beaten roads in its North Lake Tahoe west shore communities. An increase in gas taxes authorized by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, also known as Senate Bill 1, is expected to eventually generate…

Youth Commission Notes Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Survey

Youth Commission Notes Distracted Driving As Part Of Statewide Survey

The Placer County Youth Commission participated in a statewide, student-led survey of distracted driving, organized and funded by the California Friday Night Live Partnership. The annual Roadwatch survey aims to improve traffic safety and curtail distracted driving and the threat it poses to other drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Drivers can…

El Dorado County Cuts Prop. 90 Program

El Dorado County Cuts Prop. 90 Program

El Dorado County will discontinue its participation in the Proposition 90 program, which gives older homebuyers a break on their property taxes. Prop. 90 allows homeowners older than 55 to transfer their base tax value from another county to El Dorado County when purchasing a new home here that will…

Suspected Jewelry Thief Arrested In Grass Valley

Suspected Jewelry Thief Arrested In Grass Valley

A Grass Valley man suspected of stealing jewelry from a family member was arrested by Grass Valley Police officers responding to an argument downtown Saturday night. Officers had been on the lookout for Hayden Robert Davis, 22, for almost a week, said Sgt. Clint Bates. A relative called on Oct.…

Weekend Shooting In Lincoln Leaves One Dead, Suspects Still At-Large

Weekend Shooting In Lincoln Leaves One Dead, Suspects Still At-Large

Police in Lincoln are searching for two suspects in a shooting Saturday night that left one person dead and another injured. At 10:30 p.m., police responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of East Eighth Street, where they found two people shot. One was pronounced dead…

Newcastle Man Enters Home And Touches Leg Of Sleeping Woman; Bail Set At $1.02 Million

Newcastle Man Enters Home And Touches Leg Of Sleeping Woman; Bail Set At $1.02 Million

Placer County sheriff’s detectives arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of breaking into a Newcastle home Tuesday night and touching a woman sleeping inside. The woman woke up when Travis L. Kevie, 36, of Newcastle touched her leg while she slept in bed. She screamed and a frightened Kevie quickly…

Three Meetings Will Ask Tahoe Residents How To Spend 18 million From Lodging Tax’s

Three Meetings Will Ask Tahoe Residents How To Spend 18 million From Lodging Tax’s

Each year Placer County collects about $18 million in guest lodging taxes in eastern Placer County. In three community meetings in early November, the county and its partners at the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association will ask local residents for their thoughts on the best way to spend it on…