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Change proposed to Roseville water utility rate structure


Changes could be coming to the way Roseville water customers are billed and those changes will likely mean paying more each month

Roseville planned to eliminate its tiered water system that charges higher rates to big water users. Instead the new system would charge everyone the same amount for each gallon of water used.

Another part of the proposal could increase customer fees. Starting in January 2016 the water bill for an average single family home will change from $26.81 a month to $32.33 a month.

Then in July of next year another increase to $36.25 each month.

There are two community meetings scheduled next week.

New watering restrictions: Roseville residents allowed to water only one day a week


ROSEVILLE- Starting today, Roseville residents can only water one day a week. Residents will be able to water before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. on Mondays.

The city of Roseville is putting these new water restrictions into effect because they want to help conserve as much water as possible before winter comes.

Roseville residents resticted to one watering day a week


ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- Early next month, watering times in Roseville will scale back to just one day per week. This is all in an effort to continue to reach the city's water saving goal of 28 percent. 

The change will take effect on October 5th. City officials said residents can only water on Monday's before 10 am and after 8 pm. The restriction will stay in effect until April. 

To comply with the governor's executive order, the city moved to adjust their water guidelines seasonally. City staff said the  now that watering is just ONE day, it'll be a lot easier to catch violators and educate them.

"We coach people into compliance,” Maurice Chaney with the City of Roseville said.

Former Roseville High School student arrested on suspicion of criminal threats


A 16-year-old boy who was a former Roseville High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of making criminal threats.

The student, who's identity was not given, was suspected of setting up an Instagram account called "Coming4uRHS" and disseminating it in order to spread panic and fear at the high school according to the Roseville Police Department.

The former student was taken into Placer County Juvenile Hall, police said.

Additional officers at Roseville High School after threats of violence


ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- A social media threat for violence targeted at Roseville High School has prompted an investigation by the Roseville Police Department.

Warm temperatures kill 155,000 trout at California hatchery


GOLD RIVER (AP) - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife say it is working to keep hundreds of thousands of trout alive at the American River Hatchery after warm water temperatures killed about 155,000 trout.

The department said Wednesday a chiller that cools water at the hatchery about 18 miles east of Sacramento unexpectedly failed Tuesday, and warm temperatures killed most of the Eagle Lake species of trout being raised there. Why the hatchery equipment failed is under investigation.

It says trout require cold water to survive and hatchery staff is working to get a least one chiller working again to help the remaining 335,000 trout.

The department says the unexpected die-off could mean it will not be able to stock streams and lakes at an ideal level in the Sacramento region next year.

Roseville woman scammed by man who would pay her debt


A Roseville woman fell victim to a scammer who said he would pay her debt, but instead added more than $20,000 to what she already owed.

Jessie Jeppesen, 89, started getting calls from the man in December 2014. He got to know her and established what she thought was a personal relationship with him.

"He said he was like my grandson. I was like his grandmother," Jeppesen said. "He called me so often he was more interested in what I was doing than my kids."

He started by saying she had won a lottery prize but she would need to pay off her credit card first, and he would help her.

"It seemed that every time he tried to do something like that and pay off something for me, I was deeper in debt," Jeppesen said.