Politics

Regional sewer spawns North Auburn treatment plant layoffs

Regionalizing sewer treatment – including the closure of the outdated North Auburn plant – means the loss of nine positions. And while some workers have found employme ...

Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road getting more bike friendly

A stretch of Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road is poised for a bicycle-friendly upgrade. The county has identified the corridor as high priority for upgrading to standard b ...

Auburn homeless shelter nears decision on future

Just short of two-thirds of the way into a 90 day trial period that started June 1, a new homeless shelter in North Auburn is seeing full houses every night. That means 47 homeles ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...

Rock removal ending on Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link

The regional sewer pipeline ending in Lincoln is slowly digging its way to completion in North Auburn. The Joeger and Bell crossroads in North Auburn have been a focal point in re ...

Auburn homeless shelter staying full nightly

Nearly a month into a 90-day trial period, Auburn homeless shelter operators are reporting it’s at capacity every night. The shelter, opened June 1 by non-profit Right Hand ...

Mike Lynch in as new Auburn Rec District director

A former State Parks superintendent and current member of the Placer County Visitors Bureau board, Mike Lynch is the Auburn Recreation District’s new director. Lynch, an Aub ...

Soon-to-open Meadow Vista Center explores library team-up

Meadow Vista resident Rachel Duarte walks past the vacant Meadow Vista Community Center and recalls that the drive to open the building was taking place when she moved to the Footh ...

Placer County eyes new North Auburn office building

The next new building constructed at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn could be for government uses. While not mentioned during budget discussions with the Board ...

Placer County to homeless: Get off our lawn?

Placer County supervisors will consider an ordinance at today’s meeting designed to curb camping and other activities by the homeless on county-owned properties. The camping ...

Placer Water concerned about Folsom releases

While rain fell in Auburn and the Placer County region through much of Wednesday, Placer County Water Agency’s concern over a projected drawdown of water levels at Folsom Lak ...

New Placer County museum in North Auburn will tell story of WWII military hospital

A new museum featuring the history of the Placer County Government Center-Dewitt Hospital is taking shape. Located in the former home of the Interfaith Food Closet on Richardson D ...

Placer County could prohibit homeless DeWitt Center lawn camping

Targeting the growing number of people using its lawn as a homeless encampment, Placer County is moving to prohibit overnight, outdoor sleeping at its North Auburn government cente ...

North Auburn's DeWitt Center plan update sprouts concerns, new ideas

Future planning for the Placer County’s North Auburn “government center” property is on the table. And several speakers stepped up to the microphone during Tuesd ...

1930s Auburn Airport hangar gets teardown reprieve

As plans take wing for a museum, a rustic hangar sheathed in sheet metal at the Auburn Airport has won a reprieve from destruction. Proponents have lobbied the city of the past tw ...