Board of Supervisors

Placer supes bestow hero medals on 6

“Cookie Guy” Steven Lease stepped up Tuesday to receive a “Hero” commemorative coin for service to Placer County. And true to form, he brought a batch of h ...

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...

Placer County’s public health chief retiring after 17 years

After 30 years of public service, including 17 years as Placer County’s public health chief, Dr. Richard Burton is retiring. Burton’s departure as Health and Human Ser ...

Placer County election activity beginning to heat up for 2014

  With an uncommon lull in campaigning this summer, Placer County’s elections division is preparing for the political heat to rise considerably in 2014. County Clerk J ...

New inmate telephone services contract could generate $285,000

A new inmate telephone services contract approved by the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week will generate an estimated $285,000 each year. The funds generated through the ...

Placer’s mPower green-loan program to again help homeowners?

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program could soon be helping homeowners again. Put on hold in mid-2010 while the mPower commercial component was allowed to continue, the ...

Placer has room for single-room-occupancy housing projects

Placer County supervisors moved ahead with plans Tuesday intended to provide more opportunities to develop single-room-occupancy housing for the homeless. The board approved amend ...

Placer eyes allowing single-room housing projects for needy

Considered as a way to help house the homeless, provide work-force housing and give the opportunity to provide four walls and a roof to some of Placer County’s neediest resid ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Medical clinic for the homeless; Mother’s Day dining and the Board of Supervisors meet

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Placer supes to consider $13.78-a-month North Auburn sewer fee hike

  Local control - over both future sewer rates and treated water - are part of the package of arguments opponents are bringing to current discussions on the regional sewer is ...