Politics

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

Undercover Auburn panhandling session yields food, insight

Walk a mile in a panhandler’s well-worn shoe rubber – in this case a pair of battered running shoes caked with the dust of the American River canyon. Or at least spend ...

Auburn Chamber CEO Kevin Hanley running for Assembly

Newly relocated to Roseville, Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Hanley is running for the state Assembly District 6 seat to be vacated by Beth Gaines. Gaines is being termed ou ...

Wal-Mart poised to gain key OKs for North Auburn store

The wind is back in Wal-Mart’s sails as the Arkansas retailing giant moves ahead with plans to build in North Auburn. According to Placer County officials, Wal-Mart is expec ...

Placer Water, San Juan district establish water supply intertie

The Placer County Water Agency and San Juan Water District have completed construction of a $1.5 million intertie project connecting the two’s treated-water systems. The int ...

Placer County budget rises 2.4 percent to $817 million

Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preserv ...

Ophir fire station gets reprieve from Placer County

Threatened with potential closure this spring, the Ophir fire station will remain open. Placer County’s plans to help provide funding to keep the station open were detailed ...

California leaders coming to talk shop

Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s second presidential bid, the Auburn Area Democratic Club’s twelfth annual fundraiser will host several female political speakers discussin ...

North Auburn community center getting serious look by Placer County

The concept of a multigenerational community center will be explored Wednesday at a public meeting in North Auburn. The meeting is the latest step in a look at how feasible a cent ...

Vacant North Auburn property eyed for new Placer County building

Questions surrounding costs and how a new structure would be used have sent Placer County Clerk Jim McCauley’s proposal to build a new $5.62 million warehouse in North Auburn ...

Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...