Politics

Can 1930s airplane hangar in Auburn be saved from demolition?

Can a Depression-era airplane hangar in Auburn steer clear of demolition? That’s the question supporters of its preservation are asking in the face of plans by the city of A ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Apartments dumped in favor of house plan in Penryn

A 150-apartment proposal that raised the hackles of neighbors in Penryn and Loomis – and then couldn’t find funding – was given a quick burial by the Board of Sup ...

Curt Smith a leader on Auburn Recreation District board

Curt Smith, an Auburn Recreation District board member since 2006, turned a love of sports into community activism that lasted through his final days. In ill health, Smith continu ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...

Starbucks drops Placer County Ethos bottled water supplier, cites drought

UPDATE Embattled Starbucks is bowing to pressure and moving its Ethos water supply source out of Placer County and California in the name of water conservation. California is in a ...

Senior center moving to Downtown Auburn

The Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is approaching July with a new vision of the future after signing a lease on Downtown Auburn office space. The senior center’s move end ...

Wait-and-see on Placer medicinal pot grows

With an election in 2016 that could result in legalization of recreational cannabis use in California, Placer County is taking a wait-and-see stance on regulating or even banning m ...

Placer pot grows to be discussed by supes

Staff is slated to update the Placer County Board of Supervisors on public concerns and inquiries regarding medical marijuana cultivation. The item is scheduled to be heard at 9:4 ...