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CAL FIRE provides tips for safe Christmas tree & holiday decorations

Dec 19, 2014

Sacramento – Twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the fresh smell of pine are signs of the approaching festivities. While decorations can be a beautiful addition to your home and celebrations, CAL FIRE and firefighters across California are asking everyone to be fire smart as you deck the halls this holiday season. One of every...

Human remains found in Colfax storage unit

Dec 19, 2014

COLFAX – On Nov. 25, at around noon, a woman called the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to report a foul odor coming from an abandoned storage unit that she had just purchased through an auction. The storage unit is located in the 100 block of Sherwood Court in Colfax. Deputies responded and, while investigating the...

Drexel University Sacramento undergraduate students now eligible for Cal Grants

Dec 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Undergraduate students interested in attending Drexel University Sacramento now have one more reason to consider enrolling – the university is now Cal Grant eligible. The designation means Drexel’s undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science of Business Administration program will have the opportunity to receive financial support through grants provided by the...

Roundabout at Oak & Washington in Roseville is now complete

Dec 17, 2014

The Oak Street and Washington Boulevard roundabout is complete. Traffic through the the intersection is following a two-lane circular flow. Traffic signals at Oak and S. Grant, and Oak and Lincoln are now operating and part of the improved traffic circulation through the area. The roundabout is one piece of the larger Oak Street Improvement Project. View a time-lapse video of the project. The...

Roseville detectives investigate sales of “date-rape” drug in Sacramento region

Dec 16, 2014

  Detectives from Roseville’s Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VNET) are investigating regional sales of a synthetic narcotic drug similar to GHB, better known as the “date-rape drug”.   GHB and its analogs (meaning chemically similar concoctions that produce the same effects) are often implicated in sexual assaults, DUIs and overdose cases.  VNET detectives had long heard...

Expanded swimming hours for winter break at Roseville indoor pool

Dec 16, 2014

Many kids are out of school so we have expanded swimming times at Mike Shellito Indoor Pool. Winter Break Hours (December 20 – January 4) Monday/Tuesday/Friday: 1-3:30pmFriday: 7:30-9pmSaturday/Sunday: 1-4pmPricing Children under age 2 are free with an adult admission, ages 2+ are $5.00.Punch Cards available: 20 visits for $95.00, or 10 visits for $50.00.Looking for other fun...

Sacramento State, Sierra College and Placer Ranch Development team agree to collaborate on higher ed plan

Dec 16, 2014

ROSEVILLE - Sacramento State, Sierra College and Westpark Communities, the developer of the proposed Placer Ranch, announced today an agreement to collaborate on higher education offerings at Placer Ranch. The letter of intent outlines opportunities for the two higher education institutions to work together as Sacramento State develops long-term plans for a satellite campus with...

San Francisco Giants catcher and Roseville native Andrew Susac to be honored

Dec 15, 2014

San Francisco Giants catcher and Roseville native Andrew Susac will be recognized at the December 17th Roseville City Council meeting for representing Roseville on the World Series winning Giants!The City Council meeting begins at 7pm in the Roseville City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon Street, and is open to the public. 

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Alpine Named to ACWA Post

Dec 15, 2014

AUBURN – Joshua Alpine of the Placer County Water Agency has been named as vice chairman of Region 3 of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). Alpine, a former mayor of Colfax, serves as the elected director for PCWA District 5, and is a member of the ACWA Board of Directors. As a...

Board presents commemorative coin to outstanding Lincoln area resident

Dec 15, 2014

The Placer County Board of Supervisors honored a community volunteer and philanthropist Tuesday whose family has deep roots in the Lincoln area. Elizabeth M. Jansen received a commemorative coin created for a county citizen-recognition program established by the board. She was selected for the honor by 2nd District Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt, the board member...

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