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Mountain Mandarin Festival, Can You Taste It?

Mountain Mandarin Festival, Can You Taste It?

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The Mountain Mandarin Festival is just a week and a half away, and it marks the start of Placer County Mandarin season. The famous three-day festival is from November 21-23 and draws more than 20,000 visitors each year. This year the festival will celebrate it’s 20th year. Festival attendees can…

New Opportunities at Sierra College Veterans Center

New Opportunities at Sierra College Veterans Center

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The Sierra College Veterans Center is a comprehensive center that serves returning veterans in our community, and has added a new service, helping veterans connect with the resources of the federal Small Business Development Center program. The Veterans Center was recently chosen to be the hub for veteran services for…

I-80 Closing At Penryn Road On Wednesday and Thursday Nights, Traffic Rerouted

I-80 Closing At Penryn Road On Wednesday and Thursday Nights, Traffic Rerouted

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Cal Trans is reminding people that Interstate 80 will be closed in both directions for road construction at the Penryn Road overcrossing overnight beginning at 11 p.m. Wednesday. The closures are needed for constructions crews  who are on location to increase the vertical clearance of the over-crossings . The freeway…

Motorcyclist Causes Accident On Lime Kiln Road

Motorcyclist Causes Accident On Lime Kiln Road

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At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, 20 year Jeremy Boal, of Sacramento, was driving his 2006 Suzuki 400 motorcycle at an extremely high rate of speed on Lime Kiln Road. Boal was seen crossing the double yellowing line while passing westbound vehicles. As oncoming traffic approached from the eastbound…

Man Backs Truck Into Pond And Drowns

Man Backs Truck Into Pond And Drowns

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  Man Backs Truck Into Pond And Drowns On Friday morning at approximately 9:50 a.m., The California Highway Patrol received a call regarding a fatal accident on the 22000 block of Swensen Ravine. CHP Officer Justin Barnthouse said that a 2000 Nissan Pick Up truck belonging to Peter Filice (48),…

Rocklin Students Win Awards For Patriot Day Event Essays and Art

Rocklin Students Win Awards For Patriot Day Event Essays and Art

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This fall, students from Rocklin Unified School District were invited to express their ideas on Patriotism through the Art and Essay contest sponsored by the Rocklin Public Safety Volunteers. Kindergarteners through third grade students used their creative art skills to help create posters while fourth through sixth graders wrote essays…

Placerville Main Library Holds A Different Kind Of Drive

Placerville Main Library Holds A Different Kind Of Drive

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Placerville Main Library is busier than ever, checking out nearly 300,000 items last year, but funds for new books and other vital materials continue to dwindle. In the face of this dilemma, the Friends of the Library–Placerville Chapter has launched a “Fill Our Shelves” campaign to raise some of this…

Last Call For Lou La Bonte’s

Last Call For Lou La Bonte’s

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Established in 1946, Lou La Bonte’s has been an icon in Auburn since the day they opened.  The restaurant on Lincoln Way, announced on Thursday via Facebook that they will be closing their doors soon. For 67 years, Lou La Bonte’s has been a place for many locals to go…

With The Retirement Of David Breninger, PCWA Is Looking For A New General Manager

With The Retirement Of David Breninger, PCWA Is Looking For A New General Manager

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Placer County Water Agency, announced the retirement of David Breninger, the longtime general manager of the PCWA Board of Directors. Breninger is ending his 23-year career with the water agency and nearly 48 years in public administration. Breninger has overseen management of water resources and hydroelectric energy production, as well…

Keep Track Of Your Catalytic Converter The Easy Way

Keep Track Of Your Catalytic Converter The Easy Way

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Sierra College Auto Club and Rocklin Police Department have partnered up to host a free Catalytic Converter Etching Event at the college campus in Rocklin. The free 7th Annual “Etch and Catch” engraving event is coming up on Saturday November 15, 2014. Catalytic converters are a hot commodity for thieves…