Politics

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

Permanent homeless shelter issues on Placer supes agenda

Homeless shelter issues are back on the front burner with the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week. The board will hear a staff update Tuesday on work to implement plans r ...

Strong snowpack, storage spurs move to bottle up restrictions

With drought-busting snow high in the Sierra and water deepening their mountain reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency officials are looking to the s ...

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Search on for potential North Auburn homeless shelter site

The initial, tentative steps in a search for a potential homeless shelter site in North Auburn are taking place, with a report by a commercial real estate business providing a glim ...

People to watch: Finding historical relevance in North Auburn buildings

Ramona Brockman traces her love for old buildings back to an 1870s Victorian in Denver, Colo. The house was her grandmother’s and she looks back now with appreciation for ma ...

2016, what’s in it for us?

 If I really knew what was going to happen in 2016, I’m not sure you’d want to read about it.  But here are my predictions.    They are going to re ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Lawsuit targets Costco, Placer County

The Roseville developer formerly contracted to help move a Costco forward on county-owned land in North Auburn is suing Placer County, stating a temporary pullout by the retail cor ...

Public decency ordinance OK’d by Placer supes

Placer County moved ahead with ordinances designed to keep people from taking in-public restroom breaks – with no restrooms around – or panhandling aggressively.   ...

Placer supes support medpot regs

New medicinal marijuana regulations tailored to Placer County are on the way, supervisors were told Tuesday. The process involving the public will include community meetings start ...

Placer supes take up public bodily function ordinance

Ordinances intended to curb people performing bodily functions in public and to put limits on aggressive panhandling will be considered today by the Placer County Board of Supervis ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...