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Local Northern California news. Covering Roseville, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Rocklin, Lincoln, Folsom, Auburn, Placer County and all the other cool places through which we adventure.

New Material Recovery Facility Improvements

Your next trip to drop off rubbish or recyclables at the Material Recovery Facility should be faster and more convenient thanks to some significant improvements made recently by the Western Placer Waste Management Authority.

Missing Person Apparently Located, Deceased

What appears to be the body of William Alexander Reynolds, 19, of Roseville, was recovered Monday afternoon in Nevada County.

What’s New in Placer Valley

Quarterly news round-up of new lodging, attractions, exhibits, activities, tours, and other new tourism developments in South Placer County.

Railroad workers sought for documentary

The City of Roseville’s Media Division – which oversees broadcasting on Government Access Channels 14/73 – is seeking past and present employees of the Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad and former employees of the Pacific Fruit Express Packing Plant to

Clover Valley

According to Sierra College Geology Professor Dick Hilton, the valley started to form five million years ago as the Sierra range lifted and tilted westward. Runoff streams wore down millions of years of rock and gravel deposits

Saint Mary’s through the Years

In 1882 John Bolton, the Irish land developer who plotted Rocklin’s original town site, donated an oak framed lot to Rocklin’s Catholics for our City’s first Catholic Church.

Whitney Ranch (3 of 3)

During the 1860’s and 1870’s Joel Parker Whitney, called Parker then, expanded his Spring Valley Ranch from 320 acres to 18,000 acres.

Whitney Ranch (2 of 3)

In 1857, Boston merchant George Whitney established a 320-acre sheep ranch near a small South Placer County granite quarrying community. That community would later supply stone for construction of

Whitney Ranch (1 of 3)

In 1854, Boston businessman George Whitney visited San Francisco to see the four oldest of his six sons. The four had come to California individually at various times during the Gold Rush and

Finn Hall

They dragged hay bales across the floor to make it slick, and then they danced to the music of Rocklin’s Echo Band until midnight. They adjourned upstairs for supper, rested awhile with the quarry-worker band members and then danced until 3 am.