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Legislation improving benefits for Veterans gets Placer County Supervisor support

Placer County is exemplary when it comes to honoring the men and women who have served their nation as members of the armed forces. One of the activities that the county tenaciously addresses is guiding veterans through the complex Veterans Administration benefits process. Through the diligent work of the County’s Veterans Service Office (VSO),...

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Large emergency drill at Colfax High – Saturday, April 26th

Residents need not be alarmed if they spot scores of emergency vehicles at Colfax High School on Saturday, April 26. Emergency agencies from throughout the area will be participating in a drill, not a real-life emergency. The 2014 Placer County Multi-Casualty Incident (MCI) drill is scheduled between 8 a.m. and noon. MCI drills are...

The Sacramento Bee
Foresthill Bridge renovation celebrated

Foresthill Bridge renovation celebrated

The iconic Foresthill Bridge has received a face-lift, including a fresh coat of green paint, 220,000 bolts and more than 2.3 million pounds of new steel, part of a seismic retrofit that began in 2011. Visitors take a tour along the catwalk beneat...

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Sierra College STEM Collaborative teaches critical thinking

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. ...

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

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 FoodWineArt Magazine
New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

New poster for the 2014 Mountain Mandarin Festival

The new gold in Placer County is growing on trees as the County has become known for their intensely flavored, sweet, Mandarins. The annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, November 21-23, 2014, will celebrate the new crop. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarins and gift baskets, accompanied by all the free samples...

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, lakes...

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Sierra College Music Department presents – Spring Band Invitational Concert

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...

Placer County Online
County coordinating agency drought response

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...

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Oak Street Improvement Project Construction scheduled to begin April 21

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...



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