Politics

Amara announces run for City Council

Sandy Giuliani Amara, a lifelong resident of Auburn and Auburn planning commissioner, has thrown her hat in the ring for a seat on the Auburn City Council. From her early educatio ...

Mark Meuser — ‘riding’ for office

Forget running for office — GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Meuser is “riding” for office. Meuser, who completed an ironman in 2015, is riding his bike thr ...

Delayed $4.8 million Auburn road project back on front burner

The on-again, off-again Nevada Street sidewalk, bike lane and roadway improvement project is back in front of the Auburn City Council. The second phase of the project, which would ...

Councilman Daniel Berlant announces re-election campaign

Auburn City Councilman Daniel Berlant announced this week that he would be seeking a second term on the City Council in the November election. Berlant, who has served nearly four ...

Focus on cannabis sales at Colfax Church of Modern Medicine

The Church of Modern Medicine has set up shop in Colfax and the weedmaps.com website indicates that it’s offering more than salvation. At $220 an ounce, the 333 Canyon Court ...

New life for Auburn’s oldest roads

About half a million dollars worth of asphalt overlay work will be smoothing out some of Auburn’s oldest roads. This year’s city of Auburn program is being done by Dar ...

Casino owners could chip in millions on new Highway 65-99 link

The Auburn based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino could step up with $24 million to financially energize construction of a new road between Highway 65 in Placer County and Hig ...

Tears, anger punctuate Placer County debate on sanctuary state law

UPDATED: JULY 11 2 P.M. Tears, anger and emotions rubbed raw on both sides Tuesday as the divisive sanctuary state issue embroiled the Placer County Board of Supervisors chambers ...

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Clock ticking on two Election Days in Placer County

The clock is ticking more loudly toward Election Day not only in November but also toward a special election in September for some Placer County voters. The general election &mdas ...

Placer partners on Auburn affordable apartments

A stretch of undeveloped land with a raw water canal flowing along the side is being targeted by one of California’s leading affordable housing builders for a 79-unit develop ...

War of words erupts over banner slashing

A dispute over a slashed $50 banner advertising the Ain’t Necessarily Dead Music Fest in Auburn spilled over into acrimony at an Auburn Recreation District board meeting Thur ...

Plug pulled on Auburn dam vestige

Formed 36 years ago to jumpstart a stalled Auburn dam effort, the American River Authority is no more. Members of the authority representing local-government and water interests i ...

Water use limits? Placer County faces new state-driven normal

With drought and climate change in mind, a new state law is ratcheting up California water conservation. Just how far that will take water-saving efforts in Placer County and impa ...

Beefed-up tax revenue bolsters Placer County budget

With a positive revenue forecast, Placer County is moving into its next annual funding cycle in July with plans to spend $940 million. While changes are expected between now and S ...