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Reader input: No easy remedies for some local issues
Thursday Dec 26 2013
Thanks to Supervisor Jim Holmes (Auburn Journal, Dec. 20), some of the myths about the Costco site have been dispelled. Many of these issues came up when the Board of Supervi ...
Placer supes bestow hero medals on 6
Wednesday Dec 11 2013
“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
Wednesday Nov 13 2013
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
Wednesday Nov 06 2013
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
Wednesday Jul 31 2013
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
Monday Jul 29 2013
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?
Wednesday Jun 19 2013
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
Wednesday Jun 05 2013
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
Sunday Jun 02 2013
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
Tuesday May 07 2013
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
Sunday May 05 2013
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 ...
North Auburn sewer-fee increase fight brewing
Wednesday May 01 2013
With a $13.78-a-month sewer fee increase in North Auburn set to go to a vote by the Placer County supervisors on Tuesday, opponents are organizing for a possible challenge. The ch ...
Placer County supes OK key Hidden Falls trail connection
Thursday Apr 25 2013
Key pieces of the puzzle in a long-range vision for a non-motorized trail system located on wildland and ranch property in the foothills northwest of Auburn are now in place. The ...
Reader input: Sewer plan is too expensive
Wednesday Apr 17 2013
The facts on local or regional sewer system The proposed sewer user fee is $95.78 per month for regional service, depending on cost of the project, which is probably going to exc ...
Reader input: Accountability looms large in sewer rates
Wednesday Apr 17 2013
When our elected officials in Washington spend our tax dollars irresponsibly, we criticize them. Our supervisors have decided to get involved with the most expensive option with re ...
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