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Tell Us a Story
California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.

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Welcome to California Local (Beta)
Thank you for finding California Local. This is what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.

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How Community Journalism Works Online
In which we explore how we do community journalism at California Local.

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I’ve Got a Hunch
And I know you have one as well. Let’s compare notes.

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The Genius of Democracy

In which we ponder human self organization.

Upcoming Civic Events

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Art Task Force
Monday October 25 2021   5:00 PM

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City Council Meetings
Monday October 25 2021   6:00 PM

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Placer County Board of Supervisors Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   9:00 AM

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Public Utilities Commission
Tuesday October 26 2021   6:00 PM

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Planning Commission
Tuesday October 26 2021   7:00 PM

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Lincoln City Council Meetings
Tuesday October 26 2021   6:00 PM

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Rocklin City Council Meeting
Tuesday October 26 2021   6:00 PM

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Olympic Valley Public Service District Meetings
Tuesday October 26 2021   8:30 AM

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Colfax City Council Meetings
Wednesday October 27 2021   6:00 PM

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Economic Development Advisory Committee
Thursday October 28 2021   1:30 PM

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Planning Commission
Thursday October 28 2021   6:30 PM

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Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee
Thursday October 28 2021   4:00 PM