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United Auburn Indian Community donates $1,000 to support Divine Spark and Fight Homelessness

United Auburn Indian Community donates $1,000 to support Divine Spark and Fight Homelessness

Nevada City tribal members from the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) along with members of other local Maidu tribes, service organizations and friends of William Kelly gathered today near the bridge where Kelly's body was found to remember his life.  Kelly was a descendent of the former Maidu Chief, who found himself homeless.

Kelly passed away about three weeks ago after his body was recovered outside during the tail end of a freezing snow storm along Miners Trail under the Broad Street Bridge. Friends of Kelly are seeking to rename the trail and place a memorial plaque in his honor. 

Chairman David Keyser of the UAIC presented a check in the amount of $1,000 at the event to Divine Spark director Dr. Thomas Streicher to assist in his fight against homelessness in Nevada County.

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Tom McClintock Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  The contest is open to all high-school students within the Fourth Congressional District.

First-place entries from each Congressional district will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S.

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet announces two-month fundraising campaign

Auburn Interfaith Food Closet announces two-month fundraising campaign

The Auburn Interfaith Food Closet has announced participation in a special two-month fundraising campaign as part of the Feinstein Foundation's $1 Million Challenge. Every canned good and donated dollar will be counted through April, then the total amount will be submitted for a proportional share of the special fund.

"We are grateful for the ongoing support from churches, businesses, and individuals throughout the year, and we are asking for just a little extra effort over the next two months that will help us earn even more through this Challenge," said Sandy Bassett, AIFC President.

Non-perishable food or cash donations may be delivered directly to the AIFC's distribution center at 2985 Richardson Drive, adjacent to the Placer County main office at Dewitt Center.

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

Auburn Police Department's Citizens’ Awareness Academy

The Auburn Police Department has a few openings available for their second Citizens’ Awareness Academy.

Residents and business owners who would like to participate in the academy are encouraged to apply for one of 25 available slots.

The free nine week program begins February 23, 2010.  Interested participants can learn about municipal policing, including procedures involving patrol and investigations, vehicle operations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, animal control, and how the department interacts with other law enforcement agencies.

Applications will be accepted until a day before the class opens.  If the class is filled, some applicants can be placed on a waiting list for the next session.

The academy will meet from 6:00 p.m.

United Auburn Indian Community allocates $500,000 to community fund

United Auburn Indian Community allocates $500,000 to community fund

The United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) announced today that it has allocated $500,000 to its community fund for 2011 to be donated to nonprofit organizations in Placer County.

The UAIC Community Giving Committee will focus its yearly grants on educational programs and social service organizations whose work significantly impacts struggling and underserved persons and families. Applications from organizations based outside of Placer County will be accepted provided the services of the organization significantly affect the residents of Placer County.

“The Tribe has come a long way over the past few years and we are proud to have the ability to invest in the community that has supported us,” said David Keyser, Chairman of the UAIC.

Deadline for the Placer County Special Election

The last day to register to vote for the March 8 Special Election is Feb. 22. Registration forms may be picked up at all post offices and libraries in Placer County or online at www.sos.ca.gov.  To further assist voters, forms will be placed outside the Placer County Office of Elections entrance at 2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn, on Feb. 22 until 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and completed registration forms can be placed in the secure, drive-up drop-off box located in front of the Office.

The Placer County Office of Elections will also be open for business the weekend prior to the Election.  The hours will be March 5 and 6, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Junior League of Sacramento 6th annual crab feed

The Junior League of Sacramento is hosting the 6th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 5.  The event will have a denim and diamond theme.  Tickets are now available online at www.jlsac.org.  Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.  Early ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.  Reserved tables are also available.

Dinner will include Dungeness crab, pasta, salad, antipasto, bread, and dessert.  A no-host bar opens at 5:00p.m.