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Plan to remove drought and bark beetle affected trees OK’d by supervisors

With an ever-growing number of drought-weakened trees dying from bark beetle infestation, the Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved a plan to remove hazardous trees that could damage or destroy county infrastructure. County staff has identified approximately 1,800 trees in need of immediate removal. With an estimate of $1,700 per tree, the total...

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Circus Vargas Giveaway

Circus Vargas Giveaway

A world of wonder and awe await you under the big top at Circus Vargas! Circus Vargas returns with the world premiere of iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza! The first class production will illuminate and inspire the wonder and imagination of every child at heart. Boasting death-defying stunts, high-flying aerialists, awe-inspiring acrobats, and hilarious...

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Alison Toon
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Aug 21, 2016
Boy George, Culture Club, and they are back with a force! Thunder Valley!

Boy George and Mikey Craig, Culture ClubBefore this weekend, you may have heard me mention the lack of dancing at concerts in Northern California. I thought it was a USA vs. UK cultural-difference thing, but I'm hearing that it's a Northern-California-...

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Placer County Online
Planning Commission recommends approval for Village at Squaw project

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted 4-2 to recommend approval of the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. Commissioner Fred Arcuri was absent. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. Under the plan, 94 acres in Squaw Valley would be transformed into...

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Placer County Online
Placer to explore options for expanding Hidden Falls Regional Park, adding parking

Options for expanding the well-loved Hidden Falls Regional Park west of Auburn will be explored under a new agreement approved today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The board approved a $233,622 agreement with AECOM Technical Services to conduct an environmental review for a possible expansion of the park, and approved a budget...

Placer County Online
Energy saving efforts have saved Placer County $1 million annually since 2008

Placer County has saved $1 million a year since 2008 through a comprehensive effort to reduce energy use across its facilities. As energy saving technology improves, Placer County continues to assess ways to limit its energy costs. In the past eight years, the county has conducted efficiency upgrades and began new practices that have...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

THE 44TH ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE is August 12-13 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace of wooden boats on “Big Blue.” This year, North America’s premier wooden boat show features the marquee class of Chris-Craft racing runabouts. The racing runabouts were first built 80 years ago. Only 50 of the pre-war...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
A Lake Tahoe “bucket list”: boating, hiking, biking, festivals and more

A Lake Tahoe “bucket list”: boating, hiking, biking, festivals and more

Here are some things to do this summer in Lake Tahoe: 1 Try stand-up paddle boarding at one of the race series in North Lake Tahoe, including the 10th annual Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival August 12-14 in Kings Beach. 2 View antique and classic wooden boats at the 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Aug. 12-13...

Placer County Online
Placer debuts new community welcome signs

Placer County’s unincorporated areas have just as much community pride as their town and city neighbors and now they have a new way to show it. Starting with six signs in Bowman and five in North Auburn, Placer County has launched a new welcome sign program for its unincorporated communities. Signs for other unincorporated...

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New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

Aug 1, 2016
New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

A few weeks ago Andy and I checked out some new menu items and gluten free options available at Yard House in Roseville. You might remember my visit to Yard House shortly after they opened back in 2011. We kicked off our meal with this round of drinks. On the left is a glass...

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