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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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Placer County Deputy, Sacramento Deputy Killed

We are saddened by the senseless shootings that occurred Friday in the Arden Area and in Auburn and extend our sympathies to all those affected by these shootings. We have compiled coverage from area media, with links to the stories below. Sacramento Bee The Auburn Journal KCRA, Channel 3 News10 CBS 13  FOX40  ...

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Father, Son Killed in Line of Duty, Exactly 26 Years Apart

Oct 24, 2014
Father, Son Killed in Line of Duty, Exactly 26 Years Apart

PLACER COUNTY- A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty Friday, exactly 26 years after his father, also a county Sheriff’s deputy, died in the line of duty. Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was shot when he and his partner were investigating a suspect vehicle connected to the deadly shooting...

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Oakmont student starts “Got Balls” program to help juvenile victims of crime

Oakmont High School Junior, 17 year old Mallory Mason, has always wanted to do something to make a difference in the lives of children.  The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was a reminder of innocence interrupted, and when a teacher challenged Mallory’s class to take a dream and put it into...

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