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Placer is again second healthiest County in State

For the third consecutive year, Placer County has ranked as the second healthiest county among California’s 58 counties. The ranking is an annual project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. The project looks at 30 factors in developing its rankings. These factors are broken into categories and statewide, Placer...

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California debuts ads to counter e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO – Twenty-five years after launching the first anti-smoking advertisements in the state, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on Monday, March 23, 2015, will premiere a series of television, digital, and outdoor ads in a new campaign called “Wake Up,” as part of its educational effort to inform the public about the...

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Library vote delayed

At the urging of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, the planned April 7 vote about a proposal to close the Meadow Vista and Loomis branch libraries will be delayed, in light of significant public interest in keeping the libraries open. The time will be used to continue the dialog with local community leaders...

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San Fran Wants to Lower Voting Age to 16

With shades of the 1960s Youth Movement, San Francisco might drop its voting age to 16 from 18. Doing so only would affect city elections, as other elections are affected by state and federal voting laws. Yet Fog City often has been a harbinger of national trends. The reform is the idea of Supervisor John...

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Placer County Youth Impact Awards now accepting applications

Do you know a high school-age leader, innovator, community volunteer, or against-the-odds achiever?  The Placer County Youth Impact Awards is a new platform on which to recognize Placer teens for their hard work and contributions to the community. The Placer County Youth Commission created the awards because students felt there was a lack of awareness...

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Tonight: downtown pedestrian bridges and trail project review

The plans for the Downtown Bridges and Trail Project will be reviewed at the 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 City Council meeting, at 311 Vernon Street. The public’s input is encouraged. Design plans were released to the public in September 2014 at a community open house which followed a design competition and two public workshops. This project includes the replacement of...

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CARTOON: Sunshine Week

CARTOON: Sunshine Week

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Placer County Board prohibits use of e-cigarettes in county buildings, vehicles

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in county buildings and vehicles. County staff recommended the action, saying proactive steps are needed to protect the health and safety of county employees and the public until more is known about the potential risks created by e-cigarette vapors....

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Sierra College presents the annual César Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series

Mar 10, 2015

Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of WW II - March 26, 2015 ROCKLIN – On Thursday, March 26, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the Rocklin Campus Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College will present its annual César Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series event. The title of this year’s event is Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of WWII. This presentation is free...

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PCWA honors retiring General Manager

AUBURN – David A. Breninger, who has managed the Placer County Water Agency since 1992, was honored Thursday (Mar. 5) on the eve of his retirement. Breninger’s accomplishments were recognized at Thursday’s meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors by members of the board and staff and by others attending the ceremony. PCWA Board Chairman...

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