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Sierra College eJournals Now Available

Rocklin, CA - The Sierra College Press announces the arrival of its Fall/Winter 2013 eJournals - now available online at

This winter's collection of electronic journals combine authors, artists and scientists in an audio collection of lectures given over the past six years at Sierra College.

Snowy Range Reflections, the Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography highlights authors Dugan Aguilar, Brian Bibby, Eric Blehm, Kimi Kodani Hill, Gary Kurutz, Tom Killion and Scott Lankford. This collection of authors emphasizes the breadth of beauty, history, art and intrigue of the people and cultures of the Sierra Nevada. For a direct link to this collection, go to

The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum highlights an additional collection. This time, the speakers focus on the physical Sierra. Beginning with a Native American creation myth on the formation of the range, the collection continues to discuss the range's very old and more recent geology and glaciology. Scientists Frank DeCourten, Dick Hilton and Laird Thompson discuss the hard-rock geology and the more recent volcanism. Tim Palmer and Dick Hilton discuss glaciation and the recent retreat of Sierran glaciers. World-famous rock climber Royal Robbins wraps up the collection with his review of personal adventures in the Sierra - on its vertical walls and down its exciting rivers. For a direct link to this collection, go to

The mission of the Sierra College Press is to inform and inspire scholars, students, and general readers by disseminating ideas, knowledge, and academic scholarship of value concerning the Sierra Nevada region. The Sierra College Press endeavors to reach beyond the library, laboratory, and classroom to promote and examine this unique geography.

Sierra College Press (in partnership with Heyday) has recently co-published The Illuminated Landscape: A Sierra Nevada Anthology, Edited by Gary Noy and Rick Heide, Tahoe Beneath the Surface by Scott Lankford, and California Glaciers by Tim Palmer.Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues by Gary Noy will be available Spring 2014.

Placer County News Headlines

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Blindness EtiquetteRoseville, CA - If you are meeting a person who is blind or visually impaired for the first time, do you offer your hand for him to shake?

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Loretta Claiborne: RevisitedRoseville, CA - Last week, I began telling you about Loretta Claiborne, an African American who was born poor, partially blind, and with an intellectual disability.

Placer County Water Agency Adopts 2016 BudgetAUBURN, Calif. - At its November 19 meeting, the Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors adopted the Agency's 2016 budget

Rocklin Crime Report Update: DUI Arrests JumpRocklin, CA - Rocklin police weekly crime report digest update summary for the period of November 9- 15, 2015.

Roseville and Rocklin Among Beneficiaries of Clean Energy ProjectsRoseville, CA - The Placer County Board of Supervisors received a program update on mPOWER which has funded more than $35 million in clean energy projects

Cali Bowl in Roseville November 27-29Roseville, CA- The 8th Annual California Bowl comes to Roseville on Nov. 27-29 at the Woodcreek High School football stadium

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Loretta Claiborne Ran to SuccessRoseville, CA - You may have seen the Disney made-for-TV movie The Loretta Claiborne Story, in which a partially blind, African-American woman with an intellectual disability

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