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Sutter Roseville and Auburn Faith RNs Approve New Contract

Sutter Roseville and Auburn Faith RNs Approve New Contract

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United have announced that registered nurses at Sutter Health hospitals in Roseville and Auburn have overwhelmingly voted to ratify new three year agreements that provide for important gains in patient protections, and compensation, while protecting the nurses’ health coverage and retirement security.

The new collective bargaining agreement affects some 850 RNs at Sutter Roseville Medical Center and 250 at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

A central component for nurses at both hospitals was assuring no reductions in healthcare benefits or pensions at a time when many employers are attempting to force through cuts in coverage and retirement security.

Additionally, the RNs won improvements in patient care measures and compensation that the RNs say will enhance patient safety and strengthen retention of experienced RNs and recruitment of new nurses at the hospitals.

“We are gratified to make important progre

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United Auburn Indian community pledges $1 million to keep Kings in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Pledges to keep the Kings in Sacramento reached more than $8 million Tuesday after the United Auburn Indian community pledged $1 million.

Mayor Kevin Johnson met with tribal leaders, said United Auburn Indian spokesman Doug Elmets.

"The Tribe believes the Kings are a fixture in the community which must stay, they hope other businesses step up to the plate and make the same plege," said Elmets.  

The United Auburn Indian community owns the Thunder Valley Resort and Casino.

Yuba City woman gets state's first hand transplant

YUBA CITY, CA - It's been five years since Emily Fennell has been able to cut her fingernails or cut into a juicy steak.

Life changed drastically for the 26-year-old Yuba City resident after she lost her right hand in a car accident.

With the help of a donor and surgeons at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, she was the first person in the state to receive a hand transplant.

Fennell lived in Southern California at the time of the accident. She was the passenger in a car that turned over. Her hand fell through the sunroof and was trapped between the car and the ground, which left it unrecognizable.

Fennell's father, Danny Fennell said his daughter has had a "can-do" attitude since the accident.

"She did fine without her right hand and she's right-handed," Danny Fennell said. "She compensated and learned to do everything with her left hand."

Emily Fennell started researching hand transplants last summer.

Water agency working to keep water flowing after major break

Foothill Water Agencies Hustle to Keep

Supplies Flowing After Canal Break 

The Placer County Water Agency is striving to keep customers supplied with water after a major break on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Bear River Canal cut water flows to the Agency and its customers.

PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said the incident was reported about 5 a.m. Tuesday (Apr. 19) at a remote location near Colfax, below Rollins Reservoir.  He said the canal was flowing at a rate of about 400 cubic feet per second when the break occurred and that flows into the canal were stopped directly following the report.

Moreno said the company is still assessing damages but it appears a section of the large canal ruptured after a supporting earthen berm collapsed.  Water from the canal ran about 100 feet down the steep canyon wall into the Bear River.

“The canal system was inspected by foot patrol on Apr.

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Auburn man accused of raping drunk 14 year old

AUBURN, CA - A 20-year-old homeless Auburn man is suspected of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl who was intoxicated and possibly unconscious, say police.

Taylour Francis Jordan was arrested for rape of a victim unconscious of the act and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger, said Auburn Det. Scott Alford.

Jordan was found by patrol officers at a transient camp in city limits within a few hours after the sexual assault was reported.

Jordan was booked into Placer County Jail. His bail was set at $250,000.

Man arrested for raping unconcious 14 year old girl

Man arrested for raping unconcious 14 year old girl




(unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor more than three years younger)






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Should all police dogs wear bullet-proof vests?

Should all police dogs wear bullet-proof vests?

Thor, a police dog at the Antioch K-9 unit, received a bullet-proof vest on Tuesday along with the 3 other dogs.  K-9 Thor was shot by a suspect last summer and survived. You can see his bullet wound in the photo.

There are a new vest design that is custom-fit for each dog and allows them to move with greater freedom and mobility than the old-style bullet-proof vests. 

Do you think the new vests will help our furry 4-legged officers? Should Sacramento area dogs be protected in the same way?

Vino Velo Gala combines wine and bikes

Vino Velo Gala combines wine and bikes

Vino Velo is a wine, food and festive Gala event benefiting Bike Auburn. It celebrates the evolution of the bicycle and the Stage-3 Start of the Amgen Tour of California.

Right now you can get discounted tickets to the Gala happening on My 15 at Placer County Wine Trail member wineries and local bikeshops Auburn Bike Works, Victory Velo and Bicycle Emporium.

Participating wineries include: Casque Wines, Dono dal Cielo, Fawnridge, Green Family Winery, Lone Buffalo Vineyards, Mt. Vernon Winery, Vina Castellano and Wise Villa Winery.

The Truth About Loan Modification

The Truth About Loan Modification

Have you reached out to your lender looking for a loan modification? If so, do you know what you are looking for and what you may be offered if approved? I do.

My name is Kathy Partak and I am a Loan Modification Expert having negotiated hundreds of loan mods since 2007. Though I am not currently working in the field of loan mods, I can answer your questions, help you assess if a loan mod is right for you, and guide you through asking the right questions to make a educated decision for you and your family. My goal is to reach out to my community with the 10 Questions Every Homeowner Should Ask Before Seeking a Loan Modification and be able to educate distressed homeowners on how many choices they have when behind on their payments, underwater, or both.

If you have questions, you can find me Tuesday evenings May 3rd through July 26 at Starbucks at 13345 Lincoln Way in Auburn from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Meeting with me is completely free.

Auburn Unity Church hosting e-waste collection April 16

Auburn Unity Church hosting e-waste collection April 16