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Healing burned paws with fish skin

In the wake of massive wildfires that burned through the Sonoma and Napa areas last fall, Deana Clifford had a bad feeling.

“I feel like we’re going to get a burned animal,” said Clifford, who is a senior wildlife veterinarian with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and an assistant clinical professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Residents urge city to buy and preserve land with 400 oak trees

Residents urge city to buy and preserve land with 400 oak trees

Saturday November 12th, from Noon to 3 p.m., there will be a demonstration to pressure the City of Rocklin to purchase a 9 acre commercially zoned parcel of land to preserve the 400 oak trees and use as a passive park.

The parcel is being offered by the bank that foreclosed on it and bids must be received by Nov. 16th.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase the land at an auction price of $695,000!

We expect dozens of citizens from neighbors to Sierra College students to protest the City of Rocklin's treatment of it's natural resources in their pro-development zeal!


Damarus fishing with his pet snake

Damarus fishing with his pet snake

Damarus was fishing at a neighbors pond with his Uncle Scott and dad Mike.  He refused to put his recently captured snake down in order to hold the fishing pole.  So with snake in one hand and pole in the other, suddenly his pole was ripped out of his hands and launched into the middle of the pond.  Damarus's daddy ran over quickly and had to cast his pole and hook on to Damarus's pole floating in the pond.  When his dad reeled in the pond, lol-and-behold was a huge catfish!  Damarus is a proud fisherman/snake handler!  Standing here with his Uncle Scott who was needed to hold this big catfish for little Damarus!