Anita Yoder

County forks over $470K for PIOs

The Placer County CEO’s office appears to be downsizing again, but many residents are appalled the bureaucracy and salaries were so large just last year. The latest organization ...

Jim Ruffalo: The Christmas mood seems cheerier this year

Is it just me, or is it getting nicer around here? Well, maybe “nicer” isn’t the correct word, but more about my problem with picking the correct word later in this column. ...

Ruffalo: It’s time to get real about our real money crisis

While trying to find that last piece of dark meat to complete the umpteenth turkey sandwich, it occurs to me despite all of the paring and carving we’ve seen from our various gov ...

Placer PIO retiring after 20 years of service

Anita Yoder — Placer County’s public information officer — is retiring in mid-December after almost 20 years of telling the county’s story. Yoder, 66, said she’s stepping ...

Placer County healthcare worker believed to be latest area flu case

A Sacramento County resident who works in Placer County has been identified as the fifth probable swine flu case in that county. Dr. Glennah Trochet, Sacramento County public heal ...

Team up to save animals

In the wake of September’s Gladding Fire, which saw evacuations of homes and animals north of Lincoln, Placer County Animal Services is creating a new volunteer group to rescue a ...

Stimulus package means cash for you

The recently enacted $787 billion economic stimulus plan appears to have something for nearly everyone, including Auburn, Placer County and you. The funding will put people back t ...

Flu bug hits local schools

A particularly nasty round of flu is striking Placer and Del Oro high schools. The strain has been described as like getting run over by a Mack truck and is keeping students at ho ...