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Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Placer delays vote on Meadow Vista, Loomis library closings

The vote to shut them down them may still come, but Placer County is taking some more time on the possible closure of Meadow Vista and Loomis libraries in the face of budget concer ...

Reader Input: Library closures due to pay raise?

So, the residents of Placer County are facing two library closures. The Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries are being considered for closure due to a reported $200,000-plus-a-year ...

Auburn, Rocklin libraries to close Mondays

Auburn and Rocklin libraries will be behind closed doors on Mondays starting Jan. 26 as the Placer County library system takes what its chief librarian says are temporary steps to ...

Short-sited: How Horizon Charter School’s $800,000 investment went wrong

No school children, no Horizon Charter Schools sign, no teachers, no cars – nothing. On a sunny day in mid February outside 290 Technology Way in Rocklin, the only indicatio ...

Auburn DMV field office to close for renovations

The California Department of Motor Vehicles' field office at 11722 Enterprise Drive in Auburn will be closing on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. for renovations that will take sev ...

Two-car crash on Auburn Folsom Road

The two-car vehicle accident at 6925 Auburn Folsom Road and Twin Rocks Road reported Thursday afternoon by the California Higway Patrol information site and other emergency personn ...

Dangerous truck fire contained in Loomis

LOOMIS -- A potential disaster was averted this afternoon after a vehicle near a 500-gallon propane tank caught fire at a business on Swetzer Road, said Jeff Gordon, assistant chi ...

Courts close for Thanksgiving week

When Noe Nolasco, of Rocklin, arrived at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville Monday morning, he was unaware that he would be welcomed by locked doors. The Superior Cour ...

Bittersweet ending for much-loved Auburn birthing center

More than 10,000 babies and 44 years after if first opened, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s just-closed Family Birth Center was being remembered fondly by physicians, staff and ev ...

Let us rally in support of birth center

I was greatly saddened and slightly appalled to read of the impending closure of the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Family Birthing Center (Journal, May 3). For over 45 years this f ...

Auburn State Recreation Area BLM takeover? It’s all about the money

The Bureau of Land Management seems like a logical choice to take over the Auburn State Recreation Area as the U.S Bureau of Reclamation falters on funding. But there’s one big c ...

Boaters fighting lake closure

Threat of closure is roiling the normally placid waters of a popular haven for boaters near Auburn. A destination for kayakers and powerboaters, the smooth-as-glass Lake Clementin ...

Wet weather restricts Foresthill's Sugar Pine-area OHV trails

The Forest Service will be restricting motorized use due to wet weather conditions on the off-highway vehicle trails and roads in the Sugar Pine area of the Tahoe National Forest n ...