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Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Placer County Welcomes New Deputy County Executive Officer

Helping to coordinate fiscal administration and budget oversight of Placer County offices and departments is now under the guidance of Kate Sampson, Placer’s new deputy county executive officer for finance. Sampson complements and rounds out an already dynamic team of three deputy CEOs, each providing organizational leadership over a specific…

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

Dental Days Expands Services For Placer Youth

When a child is extra squirmy or a bit shy, Michele Eastwood knows it’s time to enlist the help of her trusted assistants. She reaches for two stuffed animals with cartoonishly large teeth — a yellow dog and a blue dragon — and starts to examine their gums. The dental…

Nonprofits Contribute Towards Homeless Shelter’s Food Production

Nonprofits Contribute Towards Homeless Shelter’s Food Production

When the temporary homeless shelter in North Auburn first opened in 2015, it lacked a kitchen. That presented a problem for the county’s environmental health staff: Without a space for mass meal preparation, how could they ensure food safety for shelter residents? Allowing kind-hearted donors to prepare such a large…

Changes Coming Soon To Kings Beach

Changes Coming Soon To Kings Beach

Kings Beach has seen dramatic improvements in the past few years, and there are many more in store for the years ahead. Placer County is teaming up with other local and state agencies to provide a look at the big picture of Kings Beach’s future at a community meeting June…

DWR’s Oroville Spillway Update

DWR’s Oroville Spillway Update

The following is a regular update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Lake Oroville Emergency Recovery project activities. Construction continues at the site by DWR’s prime contractor Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. In the past two weeks, Kiewit has focused on removing the lower 2,000 feet, or lower chute,…

Awards Ceremony Tomorrow In Honor Of Five Brave Citizens

Awards Ceremony Tomorrow In Honor Of Five Brave Citizens

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Auburn Area will recognize five Good Samaritans for their acts of heroism. These five people all stopped to render aid at the scene of a three-vehicle collision. One of the involved vehicles caught fire with the semi-conscious driver still seated behind the steering wheel. Without…

Caltrans Striping Operations to Affect Highway 20

Caltrans Striping Operations to Affect Highway 20

Caltrans is alerting motorists to anticipate nighttime delays on Highway 20 from the junction with Interstate 80 to Uren Road in Nevada City as the District 3 Striping/Stencil crew works to lay thermoplastic lane markings on the highway. The nighttime striping work will utilize rolling closures, with CA Highway Patrol…

Nevada County Supervisor Arrested For DUI

Nevada County Supervisor Arrested For DUI

Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall was arrested for driving under the influence over the weekend as she was celebrating her birthday. Hall, who ran unsuccessfully for Congress back in 2014, currently serves as a manager for the State Department of California Water Resources and is the Nevada County Supervisor for…

Well Known Transients Spotted By Off-Duty Auburn Officer In Stolen Mercedes

Well Known Transients Spotted By Off-Duty Auburn Officer In Stolen Mercedes

During the evening hours this past Saturday an off-duty Auburn Police Officer observed two well-known transients driving a 2010 Mercedes with paper plates in the Auburn Town Center. The off-duty officer advised the dispatch center and a records check revealed the driver, Kimberly Seay 40, had four local warrants for…

Placer County Sheriff Bell Press Conference Update

Placer County Sheriff Bell Press Conference Update

Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell held a news conference this afternoon at the Auburn Justice Center regarding the three corrections employees who were arrested Wednesday morning. Although the charges to the three officers varied, a majority of them involved both mistreatments of inmates at the Placer County Jail in Auburn…