Dave Martinez

Two local girls dead after rollover accident

The deaths of a Del Oro High School junior and a Newcastle Elementary School 8th-grader in a rollover accident Sunday evening on Auburn Folsom Road has sent shock waves through the ...

Placer Food Bank gets $25,000 grant for ‘Backpack Program’

Throughout Placer Food Bank’s service area, 29,220 children are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where they will get their next meal. This coverage area includes ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer Food Bank’s backpack program feeds hungry kids in Roseville

During the week, a child living in a food-insecure household has access to a free or reduced-price lunch at school. So what happens when the weekend comes? Food insecurity means ...

Roseville neighborhood fundraises for turkeys

After forming earlier this month, the seven-member board for the Blue Oaks Neighborhood Association got down to work. Their first order of business: Raise enough money to donate 1 ...

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 ...

Cell phone citations make motorists think twice

Make a law and it’s bound to be broken. Especially when a law is against a habit that’s hard to break. Like talking. Last year California became one of several states to en ...