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2 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

Supervisors Endorse Gold Country Veterans Stand Down

The Placer County Board of Supervisors endorsed the 2014 Gold Country Veterans Stand Down Tuesday while thanking veterans for their service and sacrifices on behalf of the United States.

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Related Topix: Roseville, CA

7 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

Placer County Human Services Receive Achievement Award

At its July 8, 2014 meeting the Placer County Board of Supervisors recognized the efforts of Placer County Human Services, a division of the Health and Human Services Department, which was recently awarded a 2014 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties for its Human Services Center.

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11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Private Security Guard Arrested On Child Porn Charges

According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old James Lee Johnson was arrested at his home in Citrus Heights Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Citrus Heights, CA, Granite Bay, CA

12 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Placer deputies say thumb drive evidence leads to porn arrest

A security guard was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography after deputies said he left a computer thumb drive with incriminating evidence behind at his place of work.

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Related Topix: Citrus Heights, CA, Granite Bay, CA

14 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Placer deputy facing charges of unlawful sex with 17 year old

Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested Thursday on for felony counts, including suspicion of unlawful sex with a minor and communicating with a minor for the purposes of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior.

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16 hrs ago | The Daily Republic

Fairfield-Suisun district to eye peanut-free classrooms, schools

Practices that include some peanut-free classrooms and schools will go before Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees for review after trustees said Thursday that a districtwide policy prohibiting peanut products couldn't be enforced - and heard that Fairfield schools served 183,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches this year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Fairfield, CA

20 hrs ago | Rocklin and Roseville Today

Placer County Supervisors Approve Contract with PPEO

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the Placer Public Employees Organization Tuesday that balances two key goals: providing employees with modest annual wage increases and ensuring labor costs can be sustained in future years .

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Yesterday | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Foresthill man sentenced to prison for destroying U.S. mail boxes

A Foresthill man has received a one-year prison sentence for destroying United States mail boxes in several Placer County communities.

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Related Topix: Prison, Foresthill, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Squaw Valley contributes six figures to challenge town effort

While the group aiming to create the town of Olympic Valley looks to comply with state political regulations, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings is contributing money and legal services to a group challenging the incorporation effort.

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Related Topix: Squaw Valley, CA, Olympic Valley, CA

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Police Trolling Personal Ads to Trick People Into Sex Crimes

Today brings us the story of California cops trolling online personal ads to trick lonely men into arranging dates with fake underage girls.

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CBS Local

Detectives: Man Tried Kidnapping Boy, 4, From Auburn Dollar Tree

Authorities are looking for a man they say tried to kidnap a 4-year-old boy from an Auburn Dollar Tree.

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Related Topix: Auburn, CA

Knco radio

N-I-D Seeks $2.6 Million Drought Relief Grant

The Nevada Irrigation District is going after over two-and-a-half million dollars in state drought funding.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, North Auburn, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Two arrested on suspicion of pimping at massage parlors

Police arrested two people Wednesday morning on suspicion of pimping and human trafficking in connection with massage parlors in Auburn and Nevada City.

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Related Topix: Auburn, CA, Nevada City, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Deputies: Man agreed to meet at Placer Co. jail for sex

A 28-year-old man suspected of placing an online ad to meet for a sexual rendezvous was arrested in a Placer County Jail parking lot, deputies said.

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KCRA-TV Sacramento

Community mourns cyclist killed by suspected DUI driver

More than 100 people gathered at a park in Placer County Wednesday afternoon to remember a mother and avid cyclist who was killed by a suspected drunken driver.

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Related Topix: Meadow Vista, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Placer Co. community mourns cyclist killed by DUI driver

More than 100 people gathered at Meadow Vista Park in Placer County Wednesday afternoon to remember Barbara Crowell, an avid cyclist killed by a suspected drunken driver.

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Related Topix: Meadow Vista, CA, Dutch Flat, CA

CBS Local

Placer County Hopes Skid-Resistant Coating Will Cut Down On Accidents

Work will begin in the fall on some of the most crash-prone roadways-most in the Auburn area, including Dry Creek, Placer Hills and Auburn Folsom roads.

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Related Topix: Auburn, CA

Rocklin and Roseville Today

Roseville to Tahoe: Over1,000 Miles of Road Maintenance

The Placer County Department of Public Works provides road maintenance and repair services on 1,000+ miles of public roadways within unincorporated Placer County from Roseville to Tahoe.

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Related Topix: Roseville, CA, North Auburn, CA, Auburn, CA, Meadow Vista, CA, Weimar, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Deputies arrest Auburn man just outside jail in sting to snare adults seeking minors

A man caught up in a sting to catch adults attempting online hook-ups with underage girls was arrested outside the Placer County Jail.

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Related Topix: Auburn, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Corridor hope: 10 passenger trains a day between Roseville and Sacramento

Capitol Corridor has launched plans for a $200 million track construction project that would allow it to increase passenger rail service tenfold between Sacramento and Roseville.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, Rocklin, CA

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