Politics

Mobile food trailer for Gathering Inn

An anonymous donor has stepped up with $70,000 to pay for a mobile food trailer at The Gathering Inn Mid-Placer Emergency Housing Program homeless shelter in North Auburn. The new ...

Alabama company in conservation deal with Placer

A Tuscaloosa, Ala. company is being paid $2.35 million by Placer County for a conservation easement over 300 acres of land it owns near Lincoln. The property includes areas that w ...

Auburn will ask for bids on Nevada Street project

An end is in sight for drivers experiencing the bone-shaking Nevada Street ride. Auburn City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the final phase of a multi-million-dollar bik ...

$50K more for Placer's Hidden Falls Park Park study

Placer County’s move to create a new public-access point to Hidden Falls Regional Park has $50,000 more in funding. The funding was approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervis ...

Fire threat ignites new subdivision's exit concerns

An Auburn Planning Commission recommendation to the City Council to approve a rezoning allowing a 65-home development to proceed  will move ahead with a proviso on fire safety ...

65-home plan up for Auburn vote

A 65-home development proposed for a 28-acre parcel across the street from Auburn Cemetery District property will be considered Tuesday by the Auburn Planning Commission. The prop ...

Placer CEO gets a $10K raise

Hired last January, Placer County’s top executive is getting a raise. Without comment at the tail end of Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to boost ...

Mayor’s 4 top issues for this year

Editor’s note: Mayor Cheryl Maki submitted four points to watch for in Auburn this year. 1: Of course all of us are hyper-sensitive to the problem with wildfires, particular ...

It took 168 years for this to happen in Placer County

New Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore made it two women on the Board of Supervisors when she was sworn in Tuesday. Joining Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, Gore’s oath of ...

Governor’s Placer visit spotlights wildfire threat

COLFAX - Newly minted Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled from Sacramento to Colfax today to outline new executive actions to address wildfire safety. Twelve hours after being sworn in as ...

Futurewatch 2019: What's in store for Auburn?

What are you watching for in 2019? In this edition and coming editions, the Auburn Journal poses the question to local leaders to find out what’s on their minds as the year ...

Placer to start 2019 with new county counsel

Placer County starts the new year with an interim county counsel after the retirement of Gerald Carden. Carden, who has worked in the County Counsel’s Office since 1988, is ...

Major step in Auburn-to-Roseville coroner move

In a key development in moving the Placer County coroner’s facility out of Auburn, supervisors approved a $24 million contract Tuesday to design and build a new facility in R ...

Cannabis tax a top priority for Colfax Council

Editor’s note: After the Colfax City Council election results were certified, the Journal spoke with each of the candidates who will be taking seats to get their perspectives ...

New Auburn mayor: ‘Love not hate’

Calling for love over hate — and keeping the community safe from fire — Cheryl Maki was sworn in Monday as Auburn’s mayor on Monday. “Let’s not get c ...