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Sierra College STEM Collaborative teaches critical thinking

Apr 16, 2014

The Sierra College STEM Collaborative, with Northwestern University’s Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, delivered professional development to college and high school faculty in business, English, engineering, math, mechatronics, media and welding that resulted in students developing applied critical thinking skills sought by businesses as well as meeting new Common Core Education Standards. ...

Placer County refinancing results in debt-service savings; credit rating upgraded

Apr 16, 2014

Placer County earned a significant savings and a higher credit rating recently when it refinanced municipal bonds originally issued to help finance construction of buildings in North Auburn and Roseville. “This is great news for Placer County and its residents,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Duran said. “A credit review found plenty of positives...

Sierra College Music Department presents – Spring Band Invitational Concert

Apr 15, 2014

The Sierra College Music Department is proud to present a Spring Band Invitational Concert on Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm in Dietrich Theatre on the Sierra College Rocklin Campus. Spend an evening with the Sierra College Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, under the direction of Greg McLaughlin, plus special guests the Mira Loma High School...

County coordinating agency drought response

Apr 15, 2014

Despite a series of storms that dropped precipitation onto Placer County after an exceptionally dry winter, seasonal rainfall totals remain low for a third consecutive year. At the beginning of this year, with low reservoir levels and a meager Sierra snowpack, the county began working with Western Placer County water agencies on how to...

Oak Street Improvement Project Construction scheduled to begin April 21

Apr 15, 2014

Project includes Roundabout at Washington & Oak As part of the City of Roseville’s plans to revitalize downtown Roseville as envisioned by the Downtown Specific Plan, improve traffic safety and ease traffic congestion, construction on the Oak Street Improvement Project is scheduled to begin April 21 continuing through the end of 2014.  Limited construction activities including partial closure of...

Sierra College, PCWA Sponsor Special Earth Day Event On Water Issues

Apr 13, 2014

ROCKLIN – The Placer County Water Agency, Sierra College and two major Sierra College student organizations are sponsoring a special forum on water issues. The forum will be held on Earth Day, Tuesday April 22, at the Dietrich Theater on the Rocklin Campus. The free forum, “Water Wars, Warriors and Climate Change,” will begin at...

Top Stories of Week in Placer County: Mountain Lion, Armed Robber, Placer Healthy

Apr 12, 2014

Our most-read stories for the last week — Rocklin tracks a mountain lion and police look for an armed robber who hit the convenience store at the corner of Pacific Street and Rocklin Road; our own Placer County ranked as the second healthiest county in the state; and detectives arrest the promoter of the...

Water restrictions continue: Placer County urges customers to cut water use by 10%

Apr 11, 2014

AUBURN – Directors of the Placer County Water Agency on Thursday adopted a series of water use regulations and restrictions and appealed to all customers to conserve water for the duration of the drought. “In an effort to achieve equitable availability of water for all,” said PCWA General Manager David A. Breninger, “we’re asking that all...

Wednesday, April 16, Is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Apr 11, 2014

ROSEVILLE — It is often difficult to imagine your end of life care—or end of life care for a loved one—in the event you or your loved one becomes incapable of making health care decisions. National Healthcare Decisions Day would like to change that. This April 16 is the 7th annual National Healthcare Decisions...

PCTPA is looking for your input on improving I-80/SR-65 interchange

Apr 10, 2014

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) is looking for your input on improving the I-80/SR 65 Interchange. The objectives for the interchange project are to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety in the area, while maintaining access to local streets and businesses. For the past three years PCTPA and the CH2M Hill...



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