Female Inmates Donate Knitted Toys to Children

Female Inmates Donate Knitted Toys to Children

Auburn, CA…Some female minimum-security inmates at the Placer County Jail have been busy knitting hats and toys that will be given to children this holiday season. Correctional Officers Cheryl Hamilton, Laura Sanchez and Diana Solomon organized the program, and many days of the week the inmates can be found huddled together, chatting and creating hats and […]

Placer County Working Hard to Implement Affordable Care Act

Placer County Working Hard to Implement Affordable Care Act

Auburn, CA…Placer County’s Human Services Department has been busy preparing for the start of the federal Affordable Care Act. The estimated 33,000 county residents without health insurance will soon be eligible for free or low-cost insurance through Covered California, the state-run agency that will manage the state’s health insurance exchange and enroll people for insurance […]

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Looking for Elderly Woman in West Reno

Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Looking for Elderly Woman in West Reno

Reno, NV…Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is currently looking for an elderly female last seen walking in the area of Mayberry River Park around 11:00 a.m. this morning. Helen “Elaine” Haines is described as an 83-year-old white female, 5 feet 5 inches in height, 175 pounds with gray hair and hazel eyes. She […]

A Child Born In 2010 Will Cost $226,920 To Raise According To USDA Report

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 – The Department of Agriculture today released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, finding that a middle-income family with a child born in 2010 can expect to spend about $226,920 ($286,860 if projected inflation costs are factored in) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over […]

Placer County Offering No-Cost Vaccines For Pertussis And Influenza

Placer County Offering No-Cost Vaccines For Pertussis And Influenza

California saw the largest number of reported cases of pertussis in 63 years. Statewide, there were 8,383 reported cases in 2010 and 50 of these cases were in Placer County. These 2010 numbers represent a five-fold increase over the number of cases in 2009 for both the State and the County. A proven strategy to […]

The Kid Connection….”Healthy Eating Habits”~by Stefanie Pechan

The Kid Connection….”Healthy Eating Habits”~by Stefanie Pechan

Fruits and vegetables… Are they a frequent visitor in your household or just an occasional guest? Do you have trouble getting the kids (or maybe yourself) to include those with every meal? As a parent, you have the most influence on your child. Here are a few suggestions on helping your child to develop healthy […]

Placer County Provided Dental Services Reduced

Placer County Provided Dental Services Reduced

Placer County, CA…..While the state’s recession has dramatically increased the demand for county-provided indigent health care services, state funding and local revenues have declined. As a result, on Tuesday, Placer County reduced the level of dental services it provides to eligible adults with low incomes. In order to ensure that the most important dental care […]