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Tragedy in Roanoke Hits Home

Tragedy in Roanoke Hits Home

Information confirmed by school districts and former employers, combined with a LinkedIn resume, reveal Virginia shooting suspect Vester Lee Flanagan II spent a lot of his life in Northern California. He grew up in Oakland and in 1995 graduated from San Francisco State University.  Flanagan interned at KPIX-TV in San Francisco in 1996. Flanagan’s last listed Northern California city of…

Roseville PD Searching for Optometry Burglars

Roseville PD Searching for Optometry Burglars

The Roseville Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying the two people in these surveillance pictures.  They’re persons of interest or potential witnesses in the recent burglary of an optometry business on Sierra College Boulevard. The burglars broke into the store at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, August 20.  Burglars…

New Application Facilitates Fresh Food to Hungry

New Application Facilitates Fresh Food to Hungry

This month, Placer County teamed up with Code for America to create a new mobile-friendly website that makes applying for the state’s food stamps program, CalFresh more convenient and easy.  Officials say the application process is an easier and innovative process that streamlines the application for participants and the program itself.…

Sales Tax Increase Would Fund Key Placer Infrastructure

Sales Tax Increase Would Fund Key Placer Infrastructure

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) staff presented a draft expenditure plan this morning.  The plan details how the funding for some projects will be spent if the community approves a 1/2 cent sales tax measure. Celia McAdam, PCTPA Executive Director says the county needs need to invest at…

Holman Ranch in The Beautiful Carmen Valley

Holman Ranch in The Beautiful Carmen Valley

Looking for a place to schedule an event away from the foothills? Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast, the historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. The Holman…

Placer Considering A Community Center In Auburn

Placer Considering A Community Center In Auburn

The county wants to hear from greater Auburn area residents of all ages.  From children, to teens, young adults, parents and seniors, officials are working to be inclusive of the public in the decision.  Studying the feasibility of a potential multigenerational community center in the Auburn area is the focus of…

Homemade Bombs Found in Roseville Middle School

Homemade Bombs Found in Roseville Middle School

A couple of homemade bombs were found before 7am this morning at Warren T. Eich Middle School in Roseville. A custodian found an explosive device on their main Sierra Gardens Drive campus.  The bomb exploded near him but did not injure him or cause any damage, according to Roseville police.  KCRA…

Placer Co. Board of Supervisors Approve Expanded Shelter & New Jail

Placer Co. Board of Supervisors Approve Expanded Shelter & New Jail

At the Board of Supervisors meeting for Placer County on Tuesday, the board approved an application to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. The move could potentially lead to a drop in North Auburn’s jail population. The Board of Supervisors gave its unanimous support Tuesday…

California’s Fires Seen From Space

California’s Fires Seen From Space

We may experience hazy skies and limited air quality on the ground, but the view of California from space is dramatic.  In an article on Space.com yesterday, satellite pictures of smoke from the wildfires covers much of northern California and Washington state in new images taken from space. More than 160 wildfires are currently burning in the…

Drought Causes Fallowed Crops and Lower Employment

Drought Causes Fallowed Crops and Lower Employment

  A new study by UC Davis estimates $1.84 billion in agricultural losses from the fourth year of California’s drought, in according to the Modesto Bee and CNBC today. Yesterday, researchers from the University of California at Davis looked at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015. Their study estimates California farmers and…