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Controller looking for Probate Referees

SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang announced today that his office will be conducting qualifying examinations for Probate Referee appointments in Northern and Southern California on October 18, 2014. The probate referee is a state-appointed official whose job is to appraise most assets in a probate estate. The probate referee appraises all … [Read More...]


IronMan Triathlon in North Lake Tahoe

Watch the IronMan Triathlon in Lake Tahoe on September 21st, 2014. You will find scenic beauty all around you. Crystal clear lake, perfect weather, family friendly, and a great holiday destination. Watch last year's Placer Lake Tahoe IRONMAN 2013  from Placer County Video Portal  The Course for September 21st, 2014 Race morning starts at … [Read More...]

Cal Fire

King Fire causes closing of Hwy 50 in both directions from Sly Park to Fresh Pond

Placer County is experiencing poor air quality this morning as a result of the King Fire, which as of Tuesday evening closed Hwy 50 in both directions from Sly Park to Fresh Pond.  The fire is now at 18,544 acres and 5% contained.  1,632 single residences are threatened in the blaze at this time. The King Fire, located in the canyon of the South … [Read More...]

Grocery Shopping

Moratorium lifted on new grocery stores for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program

Full-line grocery stores that have not previously participated in the California Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program will be able to apply for authorization to participate beginning today it was announced by Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer. This positive step will help … [Read More...]

Beers on Tap

Wednesdays On Tap coming to Vernon Street

The cardinal rule of beer drinking is that it must be fun and that's just what we have planned with live music and your favorite regional breweries. Adults, 21 years and older, are invited to drink some of the tasty brews. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase from Dave Dawg's or Brick Oven Pizza. Miss out and you will never … [Read More...]

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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 FREE community event. Employers … [Read More...]

Author Gary Noy

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 … [Read More...]

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Public’s help sought in identifying Granite Bay bank robber

Placer County sheriff’s detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed a Granite Bay bank at 10:23 this morning. The man entered the River City Bank on Cavitt Stallman Road and passed a note to a teller that stated he had a gun and that he wanted money. He was given money and no gun was seen. He fled the area on … [Read More...]

Railroad Days

Colfax Railroad Days happening this Saturday and Sunday

Colfax Railroad Days is an annual community event that celebrates the history and continuing role railroads play today in moving passengers and freight in our Placer County region.  This is a wonderfully educational and entertaining family experience that brings nearly every aspect of railroading close up to the residents of Northern … [Read More...]


FootGolf comes to Woodcreek Golf Club

FootGolf is making its debut at Woodcreek Golf Club during a Kickoff event on Sunday, Sept. 21. FootGolf combines elements of soccer and golf on a modified course, and is quickly growing in popularity. Register now for the  “FootGolf Kick Off” on Sunday, September 21 by calling Woodcreek Golf Club at (916) 771-GOLF. Event details … [Read More...]