Placer County Local News


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07/12/2024
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In their July 9 meeting, the Placer County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation by CalFire/Placer County Fire Chief Brian Estes about preparations for wildfire season.

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07/12/2024
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The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved its annual contract with CalFire for fire protection services.

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07/12/2024
Beginning Monday, 150 households in Fresno County are expected to receive a $500 prepaid card to spend on anything they’d like — no strings attached. It will be the first of 12 monthly recurring payments those Southwest Fresno and Huron residents will receive as part of a guaranteed basic income program for low-income families.

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07/12/2024
A mother picks up her son from daycare in Richmond on Sept. 26, 2022. Photo by Marissa Leshnov for CalMatters

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07/11/2024
Image for display with article titled Rocklin History Museum Hosts Docent Training Course

The Rocklin History Museum is working to take away the intimidation of being docent with a new museum training class.

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07/11/2024
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The Placer County Elections Office is in full swing preparing for the busy Nov. 5 election, with candidate filing set to begin next week.

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07/11/2024
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The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites with EPA-registered repellent after confirming the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus in the county for 2024.

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07/10/2024
Image for display with article titled Visit Truckee-Tahoe Launches Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide, Promotes Responsible Tourism

Visit Truckee-Tahoe unveiled its latest initiative, the Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide. This digital and printed guidebook is designed to educate visitors on how to enjoy Truckee responsibly.

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07/10/2024
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, California’s Democratic leaders moved fast to shore up reproductive rights: They persuaded voters to enshrine the right to an abortion in the state constitution, approved a dozen bills strengthening abortion protections and passed a law in May to enable Arizona doctors to temporarily provide abortion services for their patients in California.

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07/10/2024
Taking advantage of new state funds, some California healthcare providers are starting to offer what their homeless patients really need: housing.

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07/10/2024
Harnessing clean energy is a venture of unprecedented scope in California, bringing big changes to Humboldt and the Central Coast, and requiring 26 ports along the coast.

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07/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Placer Supervisors Approve Hazard Mitigation Grant

The Placer County Supervisors voted to accept grant funding for hazard mitigation planning from the Federal Emergency Management Administration during its consent agenda Tuesday.

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07/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Permitting Issues Cause American Canyon Roundabout Delays in Auburn

Don’t expect to see workers at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Borland Avenue in Auburn anytime soon. Caltrans announced delays in its roundabout construction, potentially through late fall

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07/09/2024
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Two mine workers were critically injured in a mine explosion in the Tahoe National Forest along Mosquito Ridge Road on July 5.

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07/09/2024
Image for display with article titled Loomis Approves $10 Million in Public Works Projects

Loomis officials recently approved a five-year, $10 million spending plan to fix roads and other infrastructure in the rural community.

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07/09/2024
In three rulings the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a body blow to the federal bureaucracy. From healthcare to climate to workers’ rights, California’s rules often go farther.

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07/08/2024
Image for display with article titled Grand Jury Addresses Missile Site Contamination

One of the 2023-2024 Placer County Grand Jury Final Consolidated Report’s 13 individual reports addressed the trichloroethylene contamination spreading today from a Lincoln Titan 1-A Missile Site that closed in 1965.

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07/08/2024
Image for display with article titled Damaged Tahoe Forest Health System Locations in Tahoe City to Reopen July 8

Tahoe Forest Health System announced the building at 905 N. Lake Blvd in Tahoe City, which was temporarily closed due to damage earlier this spring, will reopen on Monday, July 8.

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07/08/2024
Private-sector jobs in California have declined since their post-pandemic peak, while public-sector employment has shown gains, the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office says.

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07/08/2024
A program for low-income, first-generation STEM students at community colleges is receiving millions of dollars to expand across the state.

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07/08/2024
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