Come Check out the Foresthill Creative Arts Center

Source: Foresthill Creative Arts Center  |  2017-05-17
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Our Open House is Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20

Vendors and Artists Registration Extended to Thursday, May 18th!

This is the Tenth Annual Foresthill Community Art Show and we would love for you to participate. You can scan and email in your Artist or Vendor application to us at: foresthillcreativeartcenter@fusd.org or bring it in person during our office hours (8.a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the Foresthill Creative Arts Center, 24750 Main Street. Foresthill artists will set up in the gym Friday morning between 9 and 1 p.m. and our out-of-town artists will be shown in various rooms throughout the Center.

Booth space is available for $20 per day. We are offering a discount of $10 per day for non-profit groups. Set up is available in classroom spaces on the lower campus, as well as on the grass in front.

About Us
Nestled among the trees at the edge of town, the former Foresthill Elementary School is being refreshed to serve as the Foresthill Creative Arts Center. Natural light pours into spacious rooms, inspiring creativity. Come check out the beautiful spaces available for studios, classes, workshops, and other cultural activities. As we develop FHCAC we are focused on creating a place where artists and artisans can explore their own work, teach others, and be part of a community of creative minds.


Mural Design Contest for Foresthill Creative Arts Center

Source: Foresthill Creative Arts Center  |  2017-05-17

$500 First Place Award

Foresthill Union School District is looking for a talented artist to create mural designs for the front of the Foresthill Creative Arts Center. The mural will be located at the front of the building and may extend 40 feet - in the area between the office and down to the gym entrance.

Design themes should include: Foresthill, Art, & Education.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 20 at noon to the District Office at 24750 Main Street.

A panel will review the designs and select a winner. The winner will be contacted by July 3rd, with the announcement to be made at the 4th of July community celebration at Memorial Park. We are hoping for work to begin in July so that the mural can be ready for our Grand Opening, Saturday September 9th.

The artist will also be responsible for overseeing a team of volunteers to complete the project. An addition $500 award will be payable at the completion of the project.

We welcome you to make a lasting and beautiful mark on our community.


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Save a Trip to South Lake Tahoe

Source: Robert Miller, County of Placer   |  2017-05-17

Placer County Can Now Sign Off On Eastern County Grading Permits

Placer County continually strives to make permitting easier. Now, through an agreement with the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, the county can sign off on grading permits for residents of eastern Placer County that previously required a trip to water board offices in South Lake Tahoe.

The agreement offers a simpler, more efficient permitting process for applicants by allowing the county to review and permit small construction projects that disturb less an acre of land. Previously, those projects required applicants to file directly with the water board.

This new service applies to projects in the eastern portion of the county, but not those in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approval for residential projects in the basin that need Tahoe Regional Planning Agency signoff can also be done by the county at its offices at 775 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City.

The new water board agreement will apply to most residential projects, and a majority of commercial projects, in the Truckee River watershed. Any projects that may disturb surface waters or wetlands, or are within the 100-year floodplain of the Truckee River or its tributaries, still need an exemption from the water board.


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Bill Giving Tax Relief to Homeowners and Renters Passes First Hurdle

Source: Office of Assemblyman Matthew Harper  |  2017-05-17

On May 16th, Assemblyman Matthew Harper (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblyman Phillip Chen (R- Diamond Bar) announced the passage of their “American Dream” bill which increases the existing homeowners’ exemption on their property tax from $7,000 to $25,000, giving relief to homeowners, renters and those aspiring to own a home.

“Homeowners and renters in California are paying some of the highest overall taxes in the nation,” Assemblyman Harper said. “It’s about time that the size of the homeowner’s property tax exemption kept up with the increases in cost of living. Also, I want to thank Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish for working with me to bring this bill forward.”

“High property taxes are making it impossible for too many Californians, who spent their lifetime living and working here, to stay”, said Assemblyman Phillip Chen. This bill would provide immediate relief for millions of homeowners with an emphasis on helping those whose taxes far exceed their ability to pay.”

The homeowner’s exemption hasn’t been increased in 40 years. Meanwhile, the cost of a median priced house has increased from $21,000 to over $450,000, and represents a home that only 30 percent of Californians can afford to purchase. California has a housing crisis and providing tax relief for homeowners and renters will unquestionably lead to enhanced economic stability,” said David Wolfe, Legislative Director with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association.

The “American Dream” bill will also adjust the renter’s credit by a corresponding amount.


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Senator Gaines Issues Statement on Governor’s Budget Revise

Source: Office of Senator Ted Gaines  |  2017-05-16

Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s revised 2017-18 state budget proposal:

“I demand a full and complete explanation as to why Californians’ truck weight fees have been diverted from their true purpose over the past five years and why our sky high gas taxes have not been enough to pay for our roads. Instead, we’re now forced to pay $5 billion more per year for increased gas taxes and vehicle fees to fix roads.

“California's income tax collections were nearly $1 billion short of projections during the month of April. I know the legislature will be tempted to sink every last dollar into new and ongoing spending programs at a time when we should heed State Controller Betty Yee’s warning that we may be ‘inching towards an economic downturn’ and that we must ‘tailor our spending accordingly.’

“Brown continues to sound all the right notes about fiscal discipline and debt reduction, but has the largest ever state spending plan, out of whack spending priorities and little accountability. Overtaxed Californians need relief, not a continuation of the government’s never ending tax and spend cycle that makes California so unaffordable.”

To view the entire revised budget, visit www.ebudget.ca.gov.

Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra and Siskiyou counties.


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2017 Is Officially Wettest Year on Record

Source: Placer County Water Agency  |  2017-05-11

At its April 20 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors received news that April showers have boosted Northern California precipitation totals to record levels. At Lake Spaulding, PCWA’s primary water source, cumulative rainfall measured 125.8 inches.

“This matches the wettest water year on record with still more than 5 months remaining in the water year. Any additional precipitation this year will add to the wettest record in more than a century,” stated Darin Reintjes, PCWA’s Power Scheduling Manager.

The American River Basin snow sensors report almost 2 times the normal amount of water in snowpack storage. PCWA’s Middle Fork Project reservoirs remain full and hydro generators are running at maximum capacity. The reservoirs are expected to remain full and spill excess runoff that the generators cannot pass from melting snowpack as temperatures continue to increase. Above normal flows of water can be expected through the American River into mid to late summer. Recreation opportunities will be limited during the runoff and spilling period until flows recede later in the summer.

The next regular meeting of the PCWA Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2:00 PM at the PCWA Business Center, 144 Ferguson Road, in Auburn. PCWA board meetings are open to the public.

For information on PCWA board meetings, please contact the Clerk to the Board at (530) 823-4850 or (800) 464-0030.

About PCWA
Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) is the primary water resource agency for Placer County, California, with a broad range of responsibilities including water resource planning and management, retail and wholesale supply of drinking water and irrigation water, and production of hydroelectric energy.


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Striper Fishing with the Guru of Striper Trolling – Mark ‘The Striper Guy’ Wilson

Source: Rooster Tails Fishing Club  |  2017-05-11

Well, yeah… Delta Striped Bass really do get this big and bigger! 
-- Photo by Mark Cavin

The Rooster Tails Fishing Club monthly breakfast will be held at the Auburn Elks Lodge on Pine Street on May 19. This event is open to club members, spouses, and non-member guests. Doors to the Lodge will open at 7:00 a.m. to share fresh brewed coffee. A fantastic $13 wide-selection buffet breakfast is served at 8:00 am followed by a 9:00 am guest speaker, The Guru of Striper Trolling, Mr. Mark ‘The Striper-Guy’ Wilson, who will provide a seminar for practical techniques and strategies for catching quality Delta striped bass. Reservations are not necessary to attend the breakfast, but attendees are encouraged to arrive by 7:00 a.m. for a good seat.

Mark’s reputation is known as the go-to-guy for striper fishing and is well founded with his decades specializing in catching these hard fighting fish. His fishing skills have brought many trophy-sized wall hangers to his boat. His reputation resulted in the national rod manufacturer, Lamiglas Rods, contacting him to design striper rods to his specifications. He created the Mark Wilson XCC705 & XCC795 specifically for trolling for stripers which are now commonly used in many striped bass fishing tournaments.

Mark’s seminar will also provide valuable information about the impact of the many rain-storms this year that caused huge run-offs and copious water releases from major river tributaries that ultimately end-up in the Delta. It will be important to striper fishing to understand the new dynamics of the Delta which that has changed traditional striper hot spots. These changes have provided some new opportunities for the better, but still others to the contrary. Mark will provide the latest overview of these changes. Seminar attendees are encouraged to bring a Delta map with them to reference some of these trolling areas. In addition to tackle rigging and effective presentation of lures, Mark will discuss using electronics to locate schools of stripers. He will also provide an insight into dealing with the frequent Delta winds and reading the tides for improving odds of finding foraging fish.

The 30 year old, 200+ members Rooster Tails Fishing Club of Northern California, Inc. is a non-profit organization that meets the third Friday of each month to educate, entertain, and enhance fishing experience. Unlike many bass and fly fishing clubs that concentrate on very specific types of fishing, the Rooster Tails Fishing Club provides a balanced mix of fishing techniques presented by fishing experts targeting a variety of fish species on multiple types of waters. For more information contact Jim, Club Chairman, at 530-887-0479 or visit the club’s web site at www.roostertailsfisingclub.org.


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Community Appreciation Day on May 12

Source: Amy Looney, Placer Valley Tourism  |  2017-05-11

Come enjoy an amazing evening at Rocklin Quarry Park on Friday, May 12 when the City of Rocklin hosts Community Appreciation Day. This free event will showcase live music, food trucks, lawn games, the reveal of the schedule of events at Quarry Park as well as an inside look of the different city departments. Make sure to stay for the free family movie, Disney's mega hit Moana. Don't forget to bring a blanket and be ready for a night everyone in your family will enjoy! The fun starts at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk. We hope to see you there! Quarry Park is located at 5000 Rocklin Rd.

Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017rocklinreveal for more information.


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USTA National L2 Ranking Tournament on May 19-22

Source: Amy Looney, Placer Valley Tourism  |  2017-05-11

Calling all tennis fans! Johnson Ranch Racquet Club will be hosting the USTA National L2 Ranking Tournament from May 19-22. This exciting four-day event will showcase the top 32 tennis players in the United States for each of the following age divisions: Boys 12 & 14 and Girls 12 & 14. Players will check in on Friday evening and matches will start around 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. Come watch these future Wimbledon hopefuls duke it out on the courts! There is no fee for spectators. Johnson Ranch Racquet Club is located at 2501 Eureka Rd in Roseville.

Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017USTAnationalranking for more information.


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Lincoln Potters Free Fan Fest on May 29

Source: Amy Looney, Placer Valley Tourism  |  2017-05-11

The Lincoln Potters, a collegiate level wooden bat team that is returning to Lincoln after more than 50 years, is ready to kick-off their season in style! Join us at the newly renovated McBean Stadium for an incredible evening of baseball fun at its finest on Monday, May 29. The Potters Fan Fest is free for all so be sure to bring your family and friends.  Full concessions will be available as well as the chance to see the Potters compete in a four-inning inter-squad scrimmage followed by an autograph meet-and-greet session on the field. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game will start at 7:05 p.m. See you out at the ballpark!

Visit www.placertourism.com/events/2017lincolnpottersfreefanfest for more information.


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