Brad Harris

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Reader Input: An attempt to ‘gut’ Measure B

Anyone who has taken time to review the existing feasibility studies of two Newcastle building sites at the request of the Newcastle Fire District Board by MFDB Architects, Inc., w ...

Newcastle residents receive Measure B ballots

Ballots for Measure B started arriving in the mailboxes of Newcastle residents’ home Tuesday. Local fire officials say without a two-thirds ‘yes’ vote on a parcel tax to ke ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...

Agency assists with more than just fires

Cal Fire is an agency of many hats. The state agency, which has a contract with Placer County to provide services throughout the county, not only fights wildfires and responds to ...

Residents still heated over 49 Fire investigation

Public tempers have far from cooled in the 11 months since the 49 Fire. At a sometimes tear-jerking, sometimes confrontational forum Wednesday night, Auburn residents took officers ...

Cal Fire overtime used for ‘incidents,’ staffing shortages

The Auburn-based Cal Fire Unit that covers Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties spent $550,290 in overtime for fiscal year 2007-2008. Cal Fire Chief Brad Harris said $356,990 of that ...