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Placer County Republican Party to hold 2014 convention

Jul 24, 2014

LOOMIS – The Placer County Republican Party will hold its endorsement convention on Aug. 23 to select which candidates to support for local offices in Placer County. The convention delegates will be appointed by members of the 42-member Placer County Central Committee. Each Central Committee member will be a delegate and can appoint up...

5 mosquito bite myths

Jul 24, 2014

Is there anything more annoying than a pesky mosquito? Mosquitoes bite, the bites itch, and if you use repellent – it’s annoying and stinks! Even more disturbing are the viruses that mosquitoes can transmit. Despite what people think they know regarding mosquitoes, there are misconceptions that continue to be perpetuated. 5 Mosquito Bite Myths...

When green means STOP

Jul 24, 2014

Recently a number of residents have reported getting calls from scam artists who stole money from them by convincing them to buy Green Dot or other pre-paid money cards and then read the account numbers to them over the phone. When a stranger demands payment in the form of Green Dot or other prepaid...

Library Advisory Board vacancy

Jul 24, 2014

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Placer County Library Advisory Board. The seat to be filled will represent Supervisorial District One. This covers the majority of the southernmost portion of the County, and will represent District One Supervisor, Jack Duran for a four-year term. A...

Placer County Annual Property Assessment Roll up 7.01% from last year

Jul 23, 2014  Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears announced today that the 2014 Assessment Roll increased 7.01% from last year. The annual property assessment roll generates the property tax revenue that is used to fund education, criminal justice, health, welfare, transportation, and many other city and county government services. 2014-15 Assessment Roll Information by Jurisdiction is...

Woman attacked early this morning – detectives looking for assailant

Jul 23, 2014

Placer County sheriff’s detectives are looking for a man who attacked a woman at her north Auburn home early this morning. At 1:18 a.m., the woman was outside her home on Quartz Drive when she was approached by a white male in his late 20s or early 30s. The man exhibited a weapon and...

Governor Brown signs bill limiting full-contact practices in youth football

Jul 22, 2014

They are starting younger these days.  Little kids in full pads – hitting the football field and each other.  With the awareness of serious concussions on the rise, state legislators saw the need to limit the amount of times our kids are practicing at full-contact speed. Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2127 (AB2127) yesterday, thereby prohibiting high...

City of Roseville reminds us about water efficiency

Jul 22, 2014

It’s crunch time! Hot weather is here and will be here for several more weeks. This normally means increased water usage outside to keep landscapes looking good. But this is certainly not a normal year. We are in the grips of a record-breaking, multi-year drought. Folsom Lake levels are dropping. It’s always important to...

Sample the Sierra to award Best Tasting Experience

Jul 22, 2014

LAKE TAHOE - Festival goers will have their say this Labor Day weekend as Sample the Sierra adds a competitive edge to the food and wine festival with the introduction of a new award – Best Tasting Experience! Attendees will vote for the booth that has their favorite flavorful creation that includes fresh ingredients that...

Vandalism prompts Liberty Utilities to request public’s help in reporting suspicious activity

Jul 21, 2014

LAKE TAHOE - Liberty Utilities is once again asking for the public’s help after experiencing an extreme act of vandalism of its 25 kV power line last week.  The line runs along the western slope of I-80 west providing power to the Floriston/Farad area, and was affected on July 10th afternoon when a vandal used a...

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