Politics

5 Hot Topics for Placer Board of Supervisors

Homeless, budget and sister-city topics highlight Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Here’s a Top 5 list of hot topics the five member Placer County board will ta ...

Drivers to get a new charge out of visiting Auburn

Two new electric charging stations are up and running on the grid in Auburn. And two more are on the way. The two electric vehicle charging stations, which were set to start char ...

Donning denim sends anti-sex assault message in Auburn

It was an Italian Supreme Court decision heard round the world. And it revolved around a rape and tight jeans. Judges on the court issued a ruling saying the 18-year-old female v ...

Homeless issues dominate Auburn debate

Questions on homelessness dominated a debate Tuesday in Auburn between District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. The candidates – incumbent Jennifer Montgomery and challen ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

$10 parking fee at Placer County's Hidden Falls Regional Park?

Hidden Falls Park’s popularity could soon have a price. Facing a litany of complaints from neighbors fed up with Hidden Falls Regional Park parking problems, Placer County i ...

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Mixed reaction in Auburn to state’s $15-an-hour minimum wage

California has enacted the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of the bill Monday in Los Angeles, ...

Placer County Indian artifacts being returned to tribes

When the word came from Paiute Indians in Nevada that the tribe wanted several American Indian artifacts returned, the Placer County Museums division knew what to do next. The req ...

$2.1 million contract for Placer County Government Center master plan update

Williams + Paddon, a Roseville firm of architects and planners, is on track to win approval Tuesday for a $2.15 million contract to develop a planning blueprint for the Placer Coun ...

DeWitt Hospital prescribed National Register of Historic Places status

A compound of World War II hospital buildings in North Auburn has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The decision by the director of the National Park Service ...

$135 million school bond, supes races on June 7 ballot

If you’re voting and you live in the Auburn area, prepare to make some important decisions at the ballot box June 7 on educational spending and who will represent you in gove ...

Placer outlines medical marijuana regulation strategy

Placer County’s effort to develop medical marijuana regulations is moving toward clear rules for growers and their neighbors. But that also means government will be developi ...

Auburn sculptor, First Lady worked to get Reagan statue just right

Nancy Reagan’s standards were exacting, her protective instincts never waning. Auburn sculptor Doug Van Howd saw them firsthand as he worked on the Ronald Reagan statue now ...

Roseville, Placer law enforcement sees spiking crime tied to ‘experiments’

Law enforcement leaders in Placer County are taking a hard look at new data suggesting California suffered a herculean jump in crime rates in 2015. Even more concerning to local po ...