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SO-CAL Fires Going Strong, While NOR-CAL Remains Quiet

SO-CAL Fires Going Strong, While NOR-CAL Remains Quiet

  Over 10,000 firefighters are battling nine large wildfires in California. As the weather starts to cool, there is still a threat for wildfire. A low pressure trough will be over Northern California for much of this week. Mild and breezy weather will continue as a low trough moves through the…

60 Million Dead Trees Will Keep CALTRANS Busy Until November

60 Million Dead Trees Will Keep CALTRANS Busy Until November

  Caltrans District 3 will be joining the Governor’s drought-related State of Emergency efforts to identify, cut and remove dead and dying trees from alongside Interstate 80 and State Highway 20 beginning September 6, 2016. Tree removal operations will take place on Interstate 80 between Magra and Kingvale and on…

CHP Urges Drivers To Remain Safe On Labor Day Weekend

CHP Urges Drivers To Remain Safe On Labor Day Weekend

  Although the summer season will soon be coming to a close, many Californians will continue to take advantage of the warm weather into the Labor Day weekend.  As the celebrations commence, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and to remain safe on California’s roadways.…

Tuesday Morning’s Meddlers Briefing

Tuesday Morning’s Meddlers Briefing

Today at the meddlers meeting, there were several concerned Auburn residents who addressed Auburn’s Mayor, Dr. Bill Kirby. Meddlers is an open forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce every Tuesday morning at 7am in the Rose Room of the Auburn City Hall. The first concern brought to…

Grand Jury Investigates Complaints On Placer Code Enforcement

Grand Jury Investigates Complaints On Placer Code Enforcement

  The Placer County Grand Jury (PCGJ) undertook an investigation into Placer County Code Enforcement Division’s policy for supplying responses to citizen’s complaints and whether or not they have a process for tracking complaints and resolutions. The grand jury received complaints stating the Placer County Code Enforcement does not consistently…

I80 Reopens Monday Morning Ahead Of Schedule Following The Across The Top Project

I80 Reopens Monday Morning Ahead Of Schedule Following The Across The Top Project

  All westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Sacramento reopened Monday morning about an hour ahead of schedule after they were shut down over the weekend as part of the Across the Top construction project. Caltrans removed the cones from westbound 80 about 4:15 a.m. between Truxel Boulevard and Garden…

Auburn Man Booked On Stolen Car Charges Among Others

Auburn Man Booked On Stolen Car Charges Among Others

  On Saturday at approximately 10 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the Wise Forebay. Officers arrived on scene and contacted 39 year old parolee Samuel Ashlock, an Auburn area transient. Officers noted the year of the vehicle was inconsistent with the registration…

The California Cool Off Is Aiding Cal Fire

The California Cool Off Is Aiding Cal Fire

  Today over 11,600 firefighters are battling 8 large wildfires in California. Milder temperatures this week continue to aid firefighters in the efforts towards full containment. In fact, as progress has been made, evacuations on several fires have been lifted. This weekend dry conditions will continue in many areas and with abundant…

36 Year Old Missing Georgetown Woman Found Dead Near Home

36 Year Old Missing Georgetown Woman Found Dead Near Home

A woman was found dead after missing for four days, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. Jennifer Wilson-Johnston, 36, was last seen walking out of her Georgetown home around 6 p.m. Saturday. She suffered from multiple sclerosis and had memory loss issues, the sheriff’s office said. Wilson-Johnston was…

Update of Placer County Government Center’s Master Plan Presented at Community Meeting

Update of Placer County Government Center’s Master Plan Presented at Community Meeting

Initial plans for the future of the DeWitt Center, officially known as the Placer County Government Center Campus, were formally presented to the public in a community meeting yesterday. The well-attended meeting was facilitated by Paul Breckenridge from the county’s Public Works Department and Jack Paddon of Williams + Paddon…