Dave Martinez

Mobile food pantry a step closer to reality thanks to Placer Community Foundation

For many residents of Placer County, getting to the grocery store is an impossible task due to lack of public transportation. With a grant from Placer Community Foundation’s ...

Head-on crash kills Foresthill woman

A Foresthill woman was killed and two others hospitalized in a head-on collision Saturday near Auburn. According to a California Highway Patrol report, Foresthill resident Eugene ...

Drunk driver arrested in head-on Penryn crash

Alcohol was a factor in a head-on crash on Penryn Road that sent two local men to the hospital Monday evening, according to Dave Martinez, California Highway Patrol spokesperson. ...

Handcrafted bowls needed for Placer Food Bank fundraiser

For the third time in Placer County, people will come together for one evening to eat a simple meal of pasta, salad, bread and dessert. This event, called Empty Bowls, is part of ...

Busy highways, recreation areas a signature of Memorial Day kickoff to summer

There?ll be more Californians on the road this Memorial Day, compared to last year, according to AAA. And the foothills ? particularly the Auburn State Recreation Area ? will get a ...

Placer Food Bank urges businesses to host canned food drives

Although people go hungry year-round, the holiday season is a critical time for the Placer Food Bank to stock their warehouse shelves with as much food as possible. People are mor ...

Wal-Mart is a force for good

Wal-Mart has been a consistently positive contributor to the communities around it! In Roseville the Placer Food Bank, which supports over 55 charitable agencies and programs with ...

For Placer Food Bank recipients, need is year round

Every week, Mike Duda hops up into the driver’s seat of a 24-foot-long refrigerated truck and takes off around Roseville. But he doesn’t know much about the vehicle he drives. ...

Teenager organizes poker run to feed the hungry

Jake Coplen doesn’t have his motorcycle license. But that minor technicality didn’t stop the 16-year-old motorcycle enthusiast from spending the past several weeks of his summ ...

Vegetation fire chars motorcycle, CHP vehicle after chase

A high-speed pursuit on Foresthill Road Sunday afternoon reached speeds of up to 100 mph and ended with a charred California Highway Patrol vehicle and a motorcycle. The incident ...