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Dignified Transfer of Airman

Dignified Transfer of Airman

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At approximately 10:45 a.m. on May 10, a military contracted aircraft will deliver the remains of Staff Sgt. Richard Dickson to Beale Air Force Base. Dickson, 24, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., was killed along with three crewmembers April 27, when his MC-12 aircraft crashed in Afghanistan. “We express our deepest…

Meadow Vista Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

Meadow Vista Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

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Meadow Vista man was arrested on commercial burglary charges following a chase by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday. The suspect, James Everett Daniel, 30, was seen on surveillance cameras taking a chain saw at the True Value hardware store in Meadow Vista Monday afternoon. Tuesday morning, a man matching the…

Swimming Safety

Swimming Safety

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Temperatures will be back up I the 90s this weekend and folks will be headed out to our rivers, streams and lakes to cool off. Auburn State Recreation Area, Supervising Ranger Scott Liske, cautions people to be safe as the current is swift and the water is cold.                  Click to…

Measure O Defeated by 27-Votes

Measure O Defeated by 27-Votes

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South Nevada County residents in the Higgins Fire District said no again to a new fire tax. Measure O required a 2/3 vote to pass. The measure to reopen closed District fire stations and/or fund emergency medical services, fire suppression, rescue, and other emergency services provided by t he District,…

BOS Approves Phased-in Jail Opening

BOS Approves Phased-in Jail Opening

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner’s request for a phased-in opening of the new South County Jail. Sheriff Bonner opened with props, an “easy button” that got a laugh form the Board and audience.                       Click to hear Sheriff Bonner  Sheriff Bonner introduced Captain…

Ghost Hunters are Coming to Newcastle

Ghost Hunters are Coming to Newcastle

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Ghost Hunters are coming to Newcastle to the old “Constable Jacks” on Main Street after reports of ghosts have been revived with the remodeling work by owner Michael Antucci.  The public is invited to come out to 515 Main Street to Antuzzi’s New Castle Inn ( formally Constable Jacks)  at…

Auburn’s Big O Tire Store Closes

Auburn’s Big O Tire Store Closes

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Big O Tire in Auburn rolled down the garage doors for the last time just before 5 o’clock Tuesday. Owner Dan Luper announced the closing of his business of 20-years in a facebook post. It reads: “To my loyal customers and friends, it is with a heavy heart that I…

Dorsey Drive Interchange Construction Begins in Grass Valley

Dorsey Drive Interchange Construction Begins in Grass Valley

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The contractor officially began construction activities on the $20 million dollar Dorsey Drive Interchange in Grass Valley. Initial activities began Monday may 6th,  focusing on preparing State Route 20/49 for its eventual widening and setting up the equipment staging area. Grass Valley city Manager Dan Holler cautions drivers to be…

County Sewer Fees Increased

County Sewer Fees Increased

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The Placer County Board of Supervisors heard a great deal of public comment regarding the proposed regional sewer pipeline to Lincoln. Prior to the hearing Dr. H. Gordon Ainsleigh of Meadow Vista Chiropractic handed out a letter addressed to the residents of North Auburn and Bowman. The letter, against the…

Wildfire Awareness Week

Wildfire Awareness Week

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California has already experienced an increase in fire activity, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has declared May 5-11, 2013 as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. During Wildfire Awareness Week CAL FIRE is reminding residents of the dangers from wildfires and Cal-Fire’s public Information officer Daniel Berlant…