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Placerville Police Department Increases Presence In Community With New Substation

Placerville Police Department Increases Presence In Community With New Substation

As part of its continued Restorative Policing efforts, the Placerville Police Department is partnering with Kapre Properties, Inc., El Dorado County Health and Human Services, El Dorado County Probation, Only Kindness, veteran outreach services and several community members to open a community substation at 1488 A Broadway this week. This…

May Is National Bike Safety Month

May Is National Bike Safety Month

May is National Bike Safety Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding motorists and bicyclists to share responsibility for roadway safety.  California’s weather allows bicyclists to enjoy riding many months throughout the year.  Although bicycle safety should be practiced every day, the month of May has been set…

Two Auburn Men Booked Into Placer County Jail For Robbery, Burglary And Conspiracy

Two Auburn Men Booked Into Placer County Jail For Robbery, Burglary And Conspiracy

On April 13, 2016 a subject contacted the Auburn Police Department to report that he was a victim of a battery. The victim knew one of the suspects. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Kevin Fisk and Daniel Sowles planned this event in advance. They entered…

City Hall Hosts District 3 Debate

City Hall Hosts District 3 Debate

The Placer County Board of Supervisors District Three debate took place this morning. Right away the crowd was introduced to two very different personalities between current District Three representative and the man who wishes to replace him, Robert Grigas. Jim Holmes is a calm, cool and collective man who speaks…

CHP Grass Valley Officer Injured, Vehicle Struck By Intoxicated Driver

CHP Grass Valley Officer Injured, Vehicle Struck By Intoxicated Driver

At approximately 2:30pm Monday, an on-duty patrol vehicle was struck from behind on SR-49 at La Barr Meadows Rd. The CHP officer was injured and was flown to the regional trauma center in Roseville, CA. The other driver is also injured and is currently being evaluated for possible DUI at…

PG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Will Vent Natural Gas Along Auburn’s Nevada Street

PG&E Natural Gas Pipeline Will Vent Natural Gas Along Auburn’s Nevada Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is continuing to work to modernize 1,900 feet of natural gas distribution pipes in Auburn. PG&E crews are scheduled to work through May, weather permitting. The pipeline upgrade will take place along Nevada Street near Regal Cinemas and extend south to the intersection of…

Caltrans Warns Of Delays On Local Roads This Week

Caltrans Warns Of Delays On Local Roads This Week

Interstate 80 (Placer County) from Brace Road to Magra Road: Work continues on a $36 million project to increase the vertical clearance of nine bridge structures in south Placer County to 16 feet, 6 inches. The vertical clearance will be increased on seven structures by lifting the existing bridge deck and the…

Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time Or Jail Time?

Cinco De Mayo: Fiesta Time Or Jail Time?

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas. Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but present-day celebrations often lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If…

Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

Ceremony To Be Held For Two Wildlife Undercrossings On Highway 89

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be joined on May 2, 2016 by local officials and members of the Highway 89 Stewardship Team in celebrating the groundbreaking of two wildlife undercrossings, built as a pair, on Highway 89 between Sierraville and Truckee. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.…

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

CAL FIRE Seeking $90 Million From PG&E For Butte Fire

Investigators were dispatched as part of the initial response to the Butte Fire and immediately began working to determine the origin and cause of the fire.  The ensuing investigation uncovered evidence that contact between a tree and a PG&E powerline near Butte Mountain Road in Amador County sparked the fire…