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Gov Brown Declares Drought Emergency

Gov Brown Declares Drought Emergency

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Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency in California, where rivers and reservoirs are dangerously low after one of the driest years on record, and asked the people to cut their water use by 20 percent. He did not rule out mandatory conservation measures later. The governor’s declaration…

Low Levels in Folsom Could Help Search for Downed Plane

Low Levels in Folsom Could Help Search for Downed Plane

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Due to the historic low water levels on Folsom lake, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was recently contacted by members of the public regarding a plane crash which occurred over Folsom Lake on January 1st, 1965. Four fatalities occurred during this tragic accident and only one victim was able…

PG and E Cuts Water to PCWA by 50%

PG and E Cuts Water to PCWA by 50%

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Reacting to the drought crisis, the Placer County Water Agency will hold a public hearing on February 6th to consider declaring a water shortage emergency in western Placer County.  The agency is expected to authorize actions to supplement water supplies where possible and at the same time to implement a…

Martin Luther King Day Closures

Martin Luther King Day Closures

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Most Placer County and Auburn City offices will be closed on Mon., Jan. 20, 2014, in observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Sheriff, police, fire and other emergency services will be available by calling 911. All county and city offices will reopen on Tue., Jan. 21, at their regular…

Scammers Targeting Small Businesses

Scammers Targeting Small Businesses

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Be aware of scam artists calling small businesses, pretending to be from Roseville Electric. Dee Dee Gunther Public Information Officer with the Roseville Police Department says the callers will threaten to shut off power unless you pay them.             Roseville phone scam 1 Gunther says this is not how Roseville Electric contacts…

Fire Danger High

Fire Danger High

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The lack of rain not only means less water in our reservoirs and snow on our mountains it also means increased fire danger. Daniel Berlant with Cal-fire says they did a test of fire danger on Thursday and the results were similar to summer conditions. Jan Fire Danger 1 Berlant…

APD Investigates Wallet Theft

APD Investigates Wallet Theft

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An unidentified woman stole the wallet of a customer shopping in Auburn, took the credit cards from the wallet and used them to buy $900 in items at the Target store on Bell Road in Auburn. The Auburn Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman…

Saving the Dewitt Theater

Saving the Dewitt Theater

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On the property where the parking lot for the proposed Coscto project would be built is the historic DeWitt Theater tentatively scheduled to be demolished. Michael and Kay Coder have been giving music lessons and hosting stage shows in the historic theater since 1998 as the Music and More Arts…

Seniors First Loses Meals on Wheels Funding

Seniors First Loses Meals on Wheels Funding

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Local charitable organization, Seniors First, Providing various programs for Seniors in Placer County, to keep Seniors independent, was notified by the Area 4 agency on Aging, who is a stand-alone joint powers authority with non-profit status, that their Meals on Wheels Funding which delivers hot meals to home bound seniors…

SYRCL Film Festival Winners

SYRCL Film Festival Winners

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The South Yuba River Citizen Leagues’ (SYRCL) Film festival was this past weekend in Nevada city with various venues screening short environmental videos like PARCS video on the American River Wild and Scenic designation to feature length documentaries like this year’s Best of Festival’s Gasland II “What the oil and…