Politics

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 ...

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Placer Water pumps up drought strategy

Continuing to be wary of both the weather and potential new government water-cutback demands, the Placer County Water Agency is moving into the dry months of the year reasonably co ...

New Auburn airport sign being built to last

Conspicuous in its absence since being knocked over and destroyed by an out-of-control auto more than two years ago, a new Auburn Airport and Business Park sign is about to rise ag ...

Future is now for Auburn pickleball players

The spanking new, bright-blue courts at North Auburn’s Regional Park filled with players Friday to celebrate expansion of pickleball playing facilities. The Auburn Recreatio ...

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...