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Granite Bay Women Charged With Submitting Inflated Bids For State Projects

Granite Bay Women Charged With Submitting Inflated Bids For State Projects

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against John Brewer, 47, of San Francisco; Brent Vinch, 47, of Manorville, New York; and Loraine Dixon, 55, of Granite Bay, charging them with a bid-rigging conspiracy involving state contracts, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Brewer and Vinch were…

WJU President To Be Honored At MLK Celebration Service This Weekend

WJU President To Be Honored At MLK Celebration Service This Weekend

William Jessup University President, John Jackson will be recognized during the annual MLK Celebration Service event to be held Sunday, January 15 from 6-8 pm at Capital Christian Church in Sacramento. The popular event is the kick-off to the Capitol March for the Dream, Northern California’s largest Martin Luther King…

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Submerged Vehicle Off 49 In Auburn

12-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Submerged Vehicle Off 49 In Auburn

A 12-year-old girl was rescued from an overturned submerged car on Sunday morning on Highway 49 near Rio Oso Road, Placer County officials said. Dena Erwin, spokeswoman for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department said the girl’s mother was driving at around 10:45 a.m., lost control of the car and swerved…

Massive Storm Hits NorCal, Causes Numerous Issues

Massive Storm Hits NorCal, Causes Numerous Issues

This is a serious flood situation,” the National Weather Service said in a special flood statement late Sunday night. Flood warnings are expected along much of the Sierra’s eastern front and western Nevada into Tuesday. The following is a series of events spreading across NorCal over this weekend’s storm: *…

With this weekend’s storm forecast to be the largest in years, Placer County road crews and emergency services staff are prepared for widespread flooding, road hazards and utility outages and are urging residents to do the same. Residents who aren’t already registered for the county’s emergency alert system, Placer Alert,…

Foothills Sand Bag Sites As Large Storm Approaches

Foothills Sand Bag Sites As Large Storm Approaches

If you live within the city limits, contact your city for information about sand and sandbags. Auburn: • Check http://www.auburn.ca.gov/ for changes. • School Park Preserve parking lot, 55 College Way o Limit 10 bags per resident o Questions: please call 823-4211 or after hours 823-4237 Lincoln: (Currently only offering…

Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ Swearing-In Ceremony

Nevada County Board of Supervisors’ Swearing-In Ceremony

With the coming of the New Year, 3 out of 5 Supervisors will be starting new terms. Members of the Board are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms. Supervisors from District III and IV are elected in gubernatorial (state governor) election years; whereas Supervisors from District I,…

Severe Winter Weather Impacts Mountain Travelers

Severe Winter Weather Impacts Mountain Travelers

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists traveling to the Sierra mountains, particularly those traveling on Interstate 80 (I-80) over Donner Summit or U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit, to be prepared for significant travel delays. Cold temperatures, heavy snowfall and windy conditions are forecast to continue through Thursday, January 5.…

As This Storm Strengthens, PG&E Offers Tips To Stay Safe

As This Storm Strengthens, PG&E Offers Tips To Stay Safe

Here are some helpful tips that PG&E has compiled for you to stay safe during this storm that is expected to last through the weekend: Be prepared before storms arrive: • Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages. •…

Snowpack’s Statewide Water Content Is Below Average

Snowpack’s Statewide Water Content Is Below Average

Yesterday’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) manual snow survey at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada range found a snow water equivalence of 6 inches, which is 5.3 inches less than the average early-January snow water equivalence of 11.3 inches as measured at Phillips since 1964. Snow water equivalence is…