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Placer Water Declares King Fire Emergency

AUBURN– Critically important power generation, residential, maintenance, and storage facilities of the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) are in the path of the mammoth King Fire as reported yesterday (Sept. 18) to the Board of Directors. The Directors declared and enacted an emergency resolution and authorized General Manager David Breninger and staff to take...

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Whitney High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat; No Device Found

Sep 16, 2014
Whitney High School Evacuated after Bomb Threat; No Device Found

ROCKLIN- Students were evacuated from Whitney High School Tuesday after a report of a possible explosive device on campus. Rocklin Police say no such device was ever found. Students were moved to the baseball field for a short time before being sent home. It was unclear if they were allowed back on campus to...

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Sierra College hosts job fair Oct 31 – employer registration now open

ROCKLIN - Sierra College is hosting a regional job fair in partnership with a number of local entities including Placer County and the Connections Centers, on Friday, October 31, 2014 from 10 am to1 pm. in the Campus Center, (Bldg. J) on the Rocklin campus. Employers are encouraged to sign up now to attend this...

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Local Author Gary Noy to Present ‘Sierra Stories’

Rocklin Campus, September 19 at 7:30 pm ROCKLIN - Sierra College opens the 2014-15 Natural History Museum Speaker Series with published author, historian and Sierra Nevada native son Gary Noy presenting an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history.  Gary will tell fascinating tales of little-known regional history, including the remarkable stories of the...

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Jessup Gala fundraiser commemorates 75th Anniversary

ROCKLIN - William Jessup University will host the Jessup Gala on Saturday, September 20 from 6-9 p.m. The dinner and program festivities raise funds for student scholarships. This year, the Christian university celebrates its 75th anniversary honoring its humble beginnings when it opened its doors in San Jose, Calif. on September 20, 1939 with just...

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Founder of Sleep Train Sells Mattress Company for $425 Million

Sep 4, 2014
Founder of Sleep Train Sells Mattress Company for $425 Million

ROCKLIN - Founder and CEO of Sleep Train, Dale Carlsen, sold his mattress company on Thursday to Mattress Firm Holding Corporation in Texas for $425 million. “It’s an exciting time for the local community as well as the nation,” Carlsen Said. “What we’re looking for is really to be able to be the best...

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William Jessup reports continued record-breaking enrollment

University’s momentum rolls as 75th anniversary approaches William Jessup University just began its 2014-15 academic year with the largest enrollment in the college’s 75-year history. The university also reports continued growth in enrollment during the past six consecutive years. Founded in 1939, the William Jessup was established in the South Bay, and was known...

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Rob McAllister Joins Halldin Public Relations

ROCKLIN – Longtime Sacramento news reporter Rob McAllister, who became well known for his reporting at both KFBK 1530 radio and KOVR CBS 13 television in Sacramento, has accepted a position at Halldin Public Relations.  As a Vice President with Halldin PR, McAllister will focus on creating strategic communications for clients, using both traditional...

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California’s Drought: Understanding California’s climate, water systems, history and the challenges ahead

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. Californians have been called to reduce water, and businesses, farms, and reservoirs are running dry. As part of the NCC Science Series, Sierra College Professor Carol Jean Cox will give a presentation that outlines California’s climate, its 20th century water systems, ground water issues and California’s...

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Sierra College Energy Technology students rank among the highest in the nation

ROCKLIN – The Sierra College Energy Technology students who took the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Entry-level exam in June 2014, all passed. (100% pass rate)  For the last five years students in the program have achieved an average pass rate of 91% on the NABCEP Entry-level exam.  National pass rates for...

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