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Holiday Oil Recycling - Preventing Pollution into the New Year

Holiday Oil Recycling - Preventing Pollution into the New Year

The holidays are here and many people will be traveling to see family and friends, preparations for which may include changing your vehicle's motor oil and filter. If you're planning on changing the oil and filter yourself, the Western Placer Waste Management Authority would like to remind you about the importance of properly recycling your used oil and filter to reduce the potential for improperly disposed oil to pollute our waterways via the storm water system. READ MORE

Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week! October 8 - 14

Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week! October 8 - 14

There are Many Ways to Celebrate with Three Family-friendly Events and the Chance to Win FREE Produce for a Year

Supervisor Holmes discusses sewer rates at N Auburn MAC meeting

Supervisor Holmes discusses sewer rates at N Auburn MAC meeting

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes will discuss sewer rates in Sewer Maintenance District No.1 at a meeting of the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. READ MORE

Auburn Quarry Climbing Ban Nearly Lifted – Your Urgent Support Needed!

Auburn Quarry Climbing Ban Nearly Lifted – Your Urgent Support Needed!

Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) and the Access Fund are excited to announce the successful negotiation of an agreement with California’s Auburn State Recreation Area to lift a 9-year ban on rock climbing at the Cave Valley Climbing Area (the “Auburn Quarry”). Although the agreement must be approved by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, CRAGS anticipates that approval is imminent. Climbing access is now contingent on CRAGS providing critical services in the area to offset climber impacts. CRAGS and the Access Fund are working to raise $9,520 to provide these services and restore climbing access early next month! Please visit www.accessfund.org/auburn to make a contribution--100% of your donation will support the climbing area.

The Auburn State Recreation Area is a large public park on the American River, 35 miles northeast of Sacramento.

For the love of artichokes

For the love of artichokes

SACRAMENTO, CA. - My mother lives in the Monterey area and just brought me a treat: the official vegetable of Monterey County.

In case you don't know what vegetable that is, it's the artichoke. She didn't just bring me one artichoke but a bundle of them. It lead me to wondering, can we grow artichokes in Sacramento and just how good are these things for you anyway?

According to Dale Huss the vice president of artichoke production at Castroville's Ocean Mist Farms, "Artichokes are fun to grow."

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.