Politics

Massive tree die-off triggers Placer County emergency

Placer County is following Gov. Jerry Brown’s lead and declaring a local state of emergency to battle a bark beetle plague killings millions of trees around California. Driv ...

Placer County eyes new one-stop health center in North Auburn

Envisioned as a one-stop service center for Placer County Health and Human Services, a new building proposed for North Auburn has gained $400,000 in initial funding. The Board of ...

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt's $73,000-a-year aide is his niece

Supervisor Robert’s Weygandt’s selection of his niece Brittany Weygandt to be his $73,000-a-year aide won approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But the de ...

Placer Water urges state water conservation tweaks

With the State Water Resources Control Board eyeing more conservation cuts if drought continues in 2016, Placer County Water Agency is hoping for changes. The agency is teaming wi ...

Supes to review Placer pot regs

With new statewide medical marijuana regulations in place, Placer County is taking a renewed look at what it can do about concerns over local grows, particularly in Sheridan Super ...

Martis Valley plan has major open space vision

The final piece of a conservation puzzle linking 50,000 acres of open space is moving forward in the heart of the Martis Valley, near Truckee. A group that includes Sierra Pacific ...

New Placer County panhandling, alcohol rules on track

Placer County could soon have new rules in place to curb aggressive panhandlers, open-container drinking and people relieving themselves in public. With Supervisor Jennifer Montgo ...

Splitsville for Placer County, California? Jefferson debate touches down

The whirlwind of debate over the movement to split off Northern California into a new state touched down Tuesday in Auburn. Placer County Board of Supervisors provided supporters ...

Placer County’s death row inmates wait as debate swirls

A recent photo from San Quentin State Prison shows David Rundle no longer the young man tried, convicted and sentenced to death in Placer County for the murders of two women almost ...

Placer County supes to tackle panhandling, alcohol issues

The conversation over aggressive panhandling, open alcohol containers and people relieving themselves in public will reach the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Gathe ...

Placer County’s car theft task force hits heists hard

Here are five takeaways from this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting 1. The motorist-funded Placer Regional Auto Theft Task Force recovered 111 of the 212 vehicles it opene ...

Placer supes give Bowman hotel a boost

Stuck on the drawing board since initial Placer County approvals in 2008, Bowman’s Hill Top Hotel project is getting a boost from the Board of Supervisors. The project, loca ...

Historic status for North Auburn's DeWitt General Hospital moves ahead

SACRAMENTO – Placer County’s World War II-era DeWitt General Hospital buildings moved a key step closer to National Register of Historic Places status on Friday. The S ...

Placer County fights historic status for North Auburn Dewitt buildings

 The case will be made Friday in Sacramento to bestow National Register of Historic Places status on World War II-vintage DeWitt General Hospital buildings in North Auburn. B ...

Meddlers -- Oct. 13

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter Tric ...