Politics

Placer supes keep North Auburn emergency homeless shelter on table

A proposal to operate an emergency homeless shelter in a North Auburn building formerly occupied by minimum-security jail inmates received guarded support Thursday from the Placer ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow on budgets, bullet trains and TV's 'American Pickers'

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow visited Auburn this week, touching down on a morning Meddlers meeting and addressing the Auburn Rotary. He also took time to sit down with the Auburn Jour ...

Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Developer shifts gears on Penryn apartment project

A 150-apartment project in rural Placer County that raised the hackles of some Penryn and Loomis residents in 2012 is now dramatically downshifting plans. According to Placer Coun ...

Auburn to sue Placer over Costco

The city has decided to make its first move in the proverbial chess game that will be the legal battle against county plans for a Costco in North Auburn. Council members announced ...

Will Auburn sue county over Costco?

The first Auburn City Council meeting of the new year has all the makings of a long, discussion-filled gathering. Among other items, the council will be talking about the short-te ...

Drought concerns cast shadow over 2015

A spike in Sierra Nevada precipitation has Placer County Water Agency leaders starting 2015 on a positive note after a year of drought concerns. But they’re also warning tha ...

Auburn, Rocklin libraries to close Mondays

Auburn and Rocklin libraries will be behind closed doors on Mondays starting Jan. 26 as the Placer County library system takes what its chief librarian says are temporary steps to ...

Colfax next for tie-in to Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link?

With a 13.5-mile sewer pipeline due to tie in North Auburn to Lincoln’s treatment plant later this year, Colfax officials are re-examining the possibility of their city linki ...