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Oktoberfest celebrates 20 years at Camp Richardson

Sep 18, 2014

Tahoe handcrafted wares, sausage eating contest, music entertainment SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Beers, brats, and music are on tap at Camp Richardson Oct. 4-5, as Oktoberfest returns to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Now in its 20th year the annual event will showcase seven different autumn themed brews ranging from Drake’s Hefeweizen to Ninkasi Total Domination IPA....

King Fire has grown and moved into Placer County

Sep 18, 2014

The King fire which started on September 13th in El Dorado County near Pollock Pines, CA, has grown to more than 70,944 acres and has crossed into Placer County on National Forest lands. Under the current weather conditions, smoke appears to drain into lower foothill areas in early morning hours and then during the day...

Controller looking for Probate Referees

Sep 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang announced today that his office will be conducting qualifying examinations for Probate Referee appointments in Northern and Southern California on October 18, 2014. The probate referee is a state-appointed official whose job is to appraise most assets in a probate estate. The probate referee appraises all property and assets except...

IronMan Triathlon in North Lake Tahoe

Sep 17, 2014

Watch the IronMan Triathlon in Lake Tahoe on September 21st, 2014. You will find scenic beauty all around you. Crystal clear lake, perfect weather, family friendly, and a great holiday destination. Watch last year’s Placer Lake Tahoe IRONMAN 2013  from Placer County Video Portal  The Course for September 21st, 2014 Race morning starts at the Kings Beach State Recreation...

King Fire causes closing of Hwy 50 in both directions from Sly Park to Fresh Pond

Sep 17, 2014

Placer County is experiencing poor air quality this morning as a result of the King Fire, which as of Tuesday evening closed Hwy 50 in both directions from Sly Park to Fresh Pond.  The King Fire, located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River, northeast of the community of Pollock Pines,...

Moratorium lifted on new grocery stores for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program

Sep 16, 2014

Full-line grocery stores that have not previously participated in the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be able to apply for authorization to participate beginning today it was announced by Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer. This positive step will help improve availability and...

Wednesdays On Tap coming to Vernon Street

Sep 16, 2014

The cardinal rule of beer drinking is that it must be fun and that’s just what we have planned with live music and your favorite regional breweries. Adults, 21 years and older, are invited to drink some of the tasty brews. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase from Dave Dawg’s or Brick...

Sierra College hosts job fair Oct 31 – employer registration now open

Sep 15, 2014

ROCKLIN - Sierra College is hosting a regional job fair in partnership with a number of local entities including Placer County and the Connections Centers, on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10 am to1 pm. in the Campus Center, (Bldg. J) on the Rocklin campus. Employers are encouraged to sign up now to attend this...

Local Author Gary Noy to Present ‘Sierra Stories’

Sep 15, 2014

Rocklin Campus, September 19 at 7:30 pm ROCKLIN - Sierra College opens the 2014-15 Natural History Museum Speaker Series with published author, historian and Sierra Nevada native son Gary Noy presenting an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history.  Gary will tell fascinating tales of little-known regional history, including the remarkable stories of the...

Public’s help sought in identifying Granite Bay bank robber

Sep 15, 2014

Placer County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed a Granite Bay bank at 10:23 this morning. The man entered the River City Bank on Cavitt Stallman Road and passed a note to a teller that stated he had a gun and that he wanted money. He was given money...

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