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Feed My Starving Children Group Packs 520,992 Meals

ROCKLIN – More than 2,400 volunteers packed 520,992 meals for malnourished children around the world at a three-day event at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event brought volunteers from all over the region, including businesses, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, local elected officials, school groups and a professional...

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PCWA General Manager Announces Retirement

AUBURN – David A. Breninger, longtime general manager of the Placer County Water Agency, today announced his retirement to the PCWA Board of Directors. “My service to you and with our team has been profoundly rewarding,” said Breninger, who plans to retire March 6.  “I’ve enjoyed every moment working for the board and with each director all...

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Funeral service and donation information for Detective Michael D. Davis, Jr.

Funeral services for Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael D. Davis, Jr., are being held Tuesday, November 4, at 10 a.m. at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. The service is open to the public. Media will not be allowed inside the church; however, pool coverage will be available. Adventure Christian Church is located at 6401 Stanford Ranch Road,...

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City of Lincoln Bans Medical Marijuana Growing

Oct 28, 2014
City of Lincoln Bans Medical Marijuana Growing

LINCOLN- The Lincoln City Council finalized an earlier decision to ban the growing of medical marijuana in the city prompting a protest by medical pot users. R.J. Gaffury was one of several protestors holding signs in downtown Lincoln saying medical marijuana use is a right after Propositon 215 was passed. But city officials say...

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Sierra College celebrates the new Nursing Village in a ribbon cutting ceremony

ROCKLIN - Sierra College welcomed their long-running Nursing Program back to the Rocklin campus with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on October 14 beginning at 5:00pm. A gathering in a large room within the new Nursing Village held over 70 guests from the healthcare industry, local public agencies, and the business community. For the past 16 years,...

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Kings Beach project making big improvements to area’s commercial core

KINGS BEACH – After construction work during its first Tahoe Basin construction season, the Kings Beach Commercial Core Improvement project is ahead of schedule. While newly completed features are readily apparent along a 1.1-mile stretch of State Highway 28 through the center of Kings Beach, much of the work completed this season is actually...

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Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

Mountain Mandarin Festival is November 21-23

THE MOUNTAIN MANDARIN Festival marks the start of Placer County Mountain Mandarin season. This three-day celebration from November 21-23 draws more than 20,000 visitors from as far away as the Bay Area and Reno. Festival attendees can sample fresh mandarins hand-picked by Mountain Mandarin Growers’ Association members, as well as a variety of mandarin-based products...

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Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

Vintners predict quality wines from grape harvest

THIS YEAR’S WINE GRAPE HARVEST began early. Deploying little more than a pair of well-sharpened shears, the vintners, laborers and volunteers fanned out into the vine- yard, hand harvested the grapes, put them in bins (or lugs) and hauled them off to the winery on a big tractor. The freshly picked grapes were sorted for...

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Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states. EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in...

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Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular. “You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs...

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