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A newspaper ought to separate fact from fiction

Aug 1, 2016

When a small-business owner closes up shop, dumps six employees and blames the misfortune on minimum-wage increases, a newspaper ought to check out the story, especially this year. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that will … Continue reading

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Placer County says farewell to Bookmobile, new mobile library coming soon

After a storied, 45-year career of delivering books to the community, the beloved Placer County Bookmobile has driven off to a well-deserved retirement. A new mobile library is coming this fall, bringing the same excellent service to the community with a few exciting bonus features. The community was invited to bid a fond farewell to...

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Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc at the...

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Warwick in California’s first senior academic appointment announced – Professor Seán Hand becomes Dean of its Graduate School

Today, Monday 18th July 2016, the University of Warwick announced the very first senior academic appointment to its “Warwick in California” partnership in Placer County California. Professor Seán Hand has been appointed as Dean of the Warwick in California Graduate School and he will move to California in due course to take up that...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region this summer: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 16 & SEPT. 24 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on scenic backroads in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near one another, reducing the driving time. The...

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University of Warwick updates Placer County Board of Supervisors on plans for California campus

Economic Study Finds Campus Will Have a Nearly $600 Million Annual Economic Impact on Region Joint release of University of Warwick and Placer County The University of Warwick today updated Placer County officials as the U.K.-based institution moves forward with plans for a campus in Placer County and unveiled a study that estimates the...

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Placer County Planning Commission recommends against Martis Valley West Project

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted to recommend denial of the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. The vote came during a continuation today of the commission’s June 9 meeting to consider the project. After...

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I'm learning to live without you nowBut I miss you sometimesThe more I know, the less I understand,All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning againI've been tryin' to get downTo the heart of the matterBut my will gets weakAnd my thoughts seem to sca...

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Pet adoptions just $20 at Placer County’s Auburn shelter July 5 – 18

The “Dog Days of Summer” are going-on at Placer County’s animal shelter in North Auburn. Facing a spring surplus of wagging tails, the county’s animal services center will lower adoption fees from July 5 – 18. Dog adoptions  – normally $118 plus a $20 licensing fee – are just $20 (plus the $20 licensing...

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Fireworks are Prohibited in Unincorporated Areas of Placer County

Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. “Extreme drought conditions make the fire dangers extremely high this year, and we want to remind all citizens that fireworks are a common cause of summer fires,” said Program Manager John...

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