Politics

Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

State tax watchdog foresees 7.5-cent-a-gallon gas tax rollback

Auburn motorists could join drivers around California sharing in the benefit of a soon-to-be-enacted gas-tax decrease, the state Board of Equalization’s Auburn area represent ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart still a go as Costco falters

With Costco taking its plans for a site in North Auburn off the table, what now Wal-Mart? According to both the Arkansas corporate giant and Placer County, a 155,000-square-foot s ...

Warwick University moving forward on Placer County campus

England’s University of Warwick has taken the first official step to establish a campus in Placer County, west of Roseville. Plans announced Thursday by the school call for ...

Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site

Costco has opted out of its option to develop a store on a North Auburn parcel owned by Placer County. The Issaquah, Wash.-based retail giant had been working for almost two years ...

Costco pulls out of Placer County, North Auburn store talks

Updated 10 a.m. Feb. 10.Costco has pulled out of negotiations to locate a warehouse store on a site owned by Placer County in North Auburn. In a brief statement, the county said: ...

Kid chef, taxpayer watchdog honored by Placer supes

A taxpayer watchdog and a young chef are the latest Placer County Board of Supervisors commemorative coin recipients. Wally Reemelin, a longtime taxpayer advocate and Meadow Vista ...

Placer supes move forward with North Auburn homeless shelter

A plan for what would no longer be a winter emergency homeless shelter in North Auburn is being moved ahead by the Placer County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0, ...

Costs put Lake Clementine power plant development plan on hold

Plans to develop a hydroelectric project at Lake Clementine are on hold, according to a Kruger Energy spokesman. The Canadian energy company has been working through the Federal E ...

Placer supes keep North Auburn emergency homeless shelter on table

A proposal to operate an emergency homeless shelter in a North Auburn building formerly occupied by minimum-security jail inmates received guarded support Thursday from the Placer ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow on budgets, bullet trains and TV's 'American Pickers'

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow visited Auburn this week, touching down on a morning Meddlers meeting and addressing the Auburn Rotary. He also took time to sit down with the Auburn Jour ...

Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Developer shifts gears on Penryn apartment project

A 150-apartment project in rural Placer County that raised the hackles of some Penryn and Loomis residents in 2012 is now dramatically downshifting plans. According to Placer Coun ...

Auburn to sue Placer over Costco

The city has decided to make its first move in the proverbial chess game that will be the legal battle against county plans for a Costco in North Auburn. Council members announced ...