California Conservation Corps

Newcastle school clears weeds

Weed abatement at an area elementary school originally sparked community controversy and a Placer County Grand Jury investigation, but school officials have taken several steps to ...

Placer CCC finds work for warriors

Over the last three years, the National Guard has been partnering with the California Conservation Corps to pair young veterans with job skills that they can use to build a career ...

Reader Input: Support for fire crews extraordinary

As incident commander of California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, I would like to personally express my gratitude to the community of Foresthill and its surrounding commu ...

$100K grant funds more work on shaded fuel break

  The Auburn Fire Department received another grant to do further work on the shaded fuel break, and it also renewed the federal agreement that makes doing that kind of work ...

State group gets funds to assist Auburn fuel break

  Maintaining the 100-plus-acre American River Canyon Shaded Fuel Break project is a never-ending process, and finding various sources of funding is crucial to maintaining it ...

Inmates learn new skills, work on the frontlines

The Robbers Fire has left 2,500 acres and one home destroyed in the wake of its flames ? making it even more vital for agencies across California to pull their resources together u ...

Noon Hour Update: Vets training to become firefighters; State of the Community; taking care of aging parents and biking for youth sports

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday editi ...

Returning veterans find career support with energy tech course

Out of the military after serving as medics, ammunition specialists and security forces, a small group of returning troops has found support and training in a new Sierra College co ...

Corps members learn job skills

The California Conservation Corps may only employ young adults for one to three years, but along the way they learn skills they can use for a lifetime. Auburn’s Christian Valle ...

Corps offers hard work, low pay, miserable conditions and a step up in life

Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions may be the California Conservation Corp’s motto, but corps members at the Placer Center will tell you it’s also a platform for young ad ...