Politics

Election Selections: 1st Congressional District - Doug LaMalfa (Incumbent), Republican

What skills or qualities do you have that your opponents do not? America’s middle-income families, workers and small businesses are struggling to make a better life and our ...

Election Selections: 5th Supervisorial District - Michael Babich

Why are you running? In becoming a veteran, I took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States.” I did that for 30 years on both active and re ...

Election Selections: 5th Supervisorial District - Jennifer Montgomery (Incumbent)

Why are you running? Placer County is an incredible place to live, work and play and I want to make it even better. Working with my fellow board members, we brought the county thr ...

Election Selections: 3rd Supervisorial District - Robert Grigas

Why are you running? I will provide Placer County with new, energetic leadership and a fresh vision for governance; not a “follow the leader” approach. Good governance ...

Election Selections: 3rd Supervisorial District - Jim Holmes (Incumbent)

Why are you running? The reasons I am seeking reelection to the Placer County Board of Supervisors are to ensure that the county has balanced budgets and that programs that requir ...

Election Selections: Measure C - Placer Union High School District bond measure

Education has changed, and schools need to change with it if students are to be prepared for college and careers of the future. That’s the word from Placer Union High School ...

American River Authority moves to drop Auburn dam mission

Founded 34 years ago to jump start a stalled Auburn dam, the American River Authority made a move Monday to ditch promoting the multi-billion-dollar project it was founded to reinv ...

Placer’s new $22.1 million Auburn animal shelter to open in September

A form is taking shape on Placer County’s new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn as work moves toward a September opening. Wesley Nicks, county director of animal ...

Governor moves to sink water conservation quota

California will consider lifting a mandatory statewide water conservation order for cities and towns after a rainy, snowy winter eased the state’s five-year drought, water of ...

Placer keen on China relationship – but no money yet for trip

Placer County’s outreach to China is getting a morale boost from the Board of Supervisors – but no funding at this juncture. A countywide delegation led by former Aubu ...

Placer County assistant CEO retiring

Going into the first day of work as a budget analyst for Placer County, the last thing on her mind coming from Sacramento would be having to deal with a snowstorm in Auburn, especi ...

Police chiefs “adamantly oppose” Placer medical marijuana moves

Placer County’s look into the pros and cons of whether to regulate sales and cultivation of medical marijuana is getting pushback from civic law-enforcement leaders. The chi ...

Final chapter looms for Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries

Placer County officials are signaling their intent to shut the doors on Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries within two months. The closures by July would end a drawn-out debate with ...

Highway 49 North Auburn bypass back on the political table

The long-simmering question of building a bypass around Auburn to eliminate Highway 49 traffic congestion was dusted off Tuesday. The resurrection of a much-discussed, long-buried ...

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 ...