Politics

North Auburn homeless shelter opens

A homeless shelter for North Auburn became a reality Monday. Some were calling it a miracle. With a blessing of the former Placer County minimum security jail barracks as a new s ...

Auburn Recreation District to appoint new director

The Auburn Recreation District is moving forward with plans to have a board appointee serve the remainder of the late Curt Smith’s term. Kahl Muscott, district administrator ...

Placer, Nevada county districts make water-waste reporting easier

With conservation conscientiousness gearing up in the face of a prolonged drought and new statewide restrictions, reporting water-wastage is turning to high-tech in Placer County. ...

Nevada Irrigation District seeks 36% drop in treated-water use

Nevada Irrigation District is now calling for a 36 percent reduction in residential water use but admitting that it will be hard for customers to reach that goal. Directors of the ...

North Auburn homeless shelter set to open

The doors open Monday on a 90-day experiment in emergency homeless housing in North Auburn that its proponents are hoping will be a keeper. Non-profit organization Right Hand Aubu ...

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 ...