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Agreement Relocates Proposed Development to Outside Tahoe Basin

Jan 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - A project that sought to build some 112 residential homes on land overlooking Lake Tahoe has been withdrawn from the review process. Instead, the project applicant will submit a revised project that does not include building resort residential homes in the Tahoe Basin and instead clusters all development into the...

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Plumas County Fire Safe Council and Plumas National Forest plan on teaming up for Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration

Jan 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - The Plumas County Fire Safe Council, (PCFSC) has a well-established reputation for accomplishing projects designed to fulfill its mission, “To reduce the loss of natural and human made resources caused by wildfire through Firewise Community programs and pre-fire activities.” Since 2002, the PCFSC has helped proactive communities and landowners...

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December’s Unemployment Rate Is Placer County’s Lowest Since 2007

Jan 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent during December, reaching its lowest point since 2007.

The California Employment Development Department reported that Placer County had 9,400 unemployed workers out of a total civilian workforce of 178,700 people last month. Its seasonally unadjusted 5.2 percent jobless rate was down from the...

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Attorney General Harris Asked to Review Signature-Gathering Deception by Plastic Bag Manufacturer-Funded Referendum Campaign

Jan 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO January 27, 2015 - Supporters of the state’s plastic bag ban today refiled their complaint with California Attorney General Kamala Harris over deceptive signature gathering by petition gatherers seeking a repeal of the law. The move comes after the Secretary of State’s office said it would not review the complaint because Secretary of...

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Bicyclist receives significant injuries during collision on Bitney Springs Road

Jan 27, 2015

January 27, 2015 - On Friday morning at approximately 10:19 AM, Mr. Robert Center was bicycling eastbound on Bitney Springs Rd near the intersection with N. Ponderosa Rd. At this particular point in his ride, he was riding alone. He was wearing a bicycle helmet.

For an as yet undetermined reason, Center’s bicycle overturned and...

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Census Data Show California Leads U.S. in Manufacturing Employment for 2012

Jan 27, 2015
Census Data Show California Leads U.S. in Manufacturing Employment for 2012

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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Issues Bulletin on Campus Sexual Assault and Safety

Jan 27, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2015 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies, higher education administrators and campus security personnel, providing enforcement guidance on new and amended sexual assault and campus safety laws. The bulletin summarizes SB 967 (Senate pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles)...

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Top violators among fracking companies range from Chesapeake and Cabot to smaller firms

Jan 27, 2015

Boston, MA January 27, 2015 - From Fortune 500 companies like Cabot Oil, to fly-by-night operators, to firms like Chevron who tout their clean records -- virtually all types of fracking outfits are prone to breaking rules intended to protect the environment and public health, a new report says. The analysis of Pennsylvania’s oil...

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Nevada City Parks & Recreation offers Lifeguard Training

Jan 27, 2015

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 27, 2015 - Nevada City Parks & Recreation and Northern Sierra Aquatics are partnering to offer lifeguard training to anyone who is at least 15 years old, is a strong swimmer, enjoys working with children and is able to work outdoors.

Lifeguarding is a rewarding job as well as...

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Ruptured Yellowstone Oil Pipeline Was Built With Faulty Welding in 1950s

Jan 27, 2015

Jan. 22, 2015 - This article has been updated on Jan. 22 at 7:00 PM to reflect new information about the pipeline segment that failed.

The aging Poplar Pipeline that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana on Saturday was built with pipe made using faulty welding techniques, and its owner has had a...

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