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Auburn Recreation District Looking for Replacement Director

Auburn Recreation District Looking for Replacement Director

The District is moving forward with plans to have a board appointee serve the remainder of the late Curt Smith’s term. Kahl Muscott, district administrator, said the board opted to make an appointment rather than call a special election, according to the Auburn Journal. Smith, a board member since 2006,…

King Road Overpass Closed as Caltrans Works to “Raise 80″

King Road Overpass Closed as Caltrans Works to “Raise 80″

Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise the King Road Overcrossing, according to Caltrans. Drivers can expect an eight-mile detour during the closure, scheduled to start at 11 p.m. Tuesday, June 2 and end at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 3.…

Homeless Shelter Set to Open Monday

Homeless Shelter Set to Open Monday

The North Auburn Homeless Shelter is set to open up its doors on Monday.  According to the Auburn Journal, the 90-day experiment in emergency homeless housing, run by the non-profit organization, Right Hand Auburn, began the drive top open the facility last summer. The former minimum security baracks in the…

LEADERS GATHER FOR THE SACRAMENTO HOST BREAKFAST

LEADERS GATHER FOR THE SACRAMENTO HOST BREAKFAST

Mary Jane Popp, hostess with the mostess attended a special event today; here is her experience. This was the 90th annual Sacramento Host Breakfast I attended along with the General Manager of Am-950 KAHI Radio Jerry Henry and Mike Herron. It is co-sponsored by the California Chamber and the Sacramento Host…

New Information Released as Detective Davis Is Honored

New Information Released as Detective Davis Is Honored

According to the Placer County Sheriff, a man accused of killing two sheriff’s deputies in Sacramento and Auburn last fall stole a patrol car during his attempt to elude authorities. Sheriff Edward Bonner confirmed the new information Wednesday, following a ceremony to dedicate a memorial for one of those slain…

Placer is Again Second Healthiest County in State

Placer is Again Second Healthiest County in State

For the third consecutive year, Placer County has ranked as the second healthiest county among California’s 58 counties. The ranking is an annual project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.   The project looks at 30 factors in developing its rankings. These factors are broken…

El Niño May Bring Water to California

El Niño May Bring Water to California

  Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year. While the ocean condition is nearly guaranteed, rainfall doesn’t always follow the sea temperature increase. Late last week, scientists at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) said chances…

Ex-Cal Fire Chief Gets Alternative Sentencing

Ex-Cal Fire Chief Gets Alternative Sentencing

Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. may end up serving no jail time, according to the Auburn Journal, as a result of a plea deal on his drug charge. Instead, Wright will apply for a sentencing alternative that could include home monitoring, if approved by county probation authorities. As well,…

Auburn Library Set To Reopen Friday

Auburn Library Set To Reopen Friday

Auburn Library Set To Reopen Friday The public will have a chance to check out the new carpeting and linoleum in the Auburn Library when it reopens for regular operations today at 10 a.m. The Auburn Library has been closed since the beginning of the month for the restoration project.…

Driver Hides 10 Pounds of Pot Under Children’s Items

Driver Hides 10 Pounds of Pot Under Children’s Items

Tuesday night, a California Highway Patrol officer, stopped a driver who reportedly was acting suspicious and driving erratically. According to CHP, the arresting officer was traveling on Highway 20 at 9:30 p.m., when he observed the vehicle “suddenly dart off” into the dirt, and made several unspecified traffic violations. The…