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North Auburn's 858-unit Timberline development targeted for court fight

AUBURN CA - The controversial Timberline mixed-use project in North Auburn is heading toward a court showdown in August. Some North Auburn residents are fighting Placer County app ...

Supes OK North Auburn’s 858-unit Timberline development

Placer County supervisors gave their support Tuesday to an 858-unit residential development in North Auburn that neighbors protested will be too big in scope for the area. Initial ...

Justice Department raid touches off call for Timberline development halt

A state Department of Justice search at Horizon West Healthcare’s Rocklin headquarters is causing reverberations with the Timberline seniors housing project in North Auburn. Com ...

Quartz Ridge affordable housing costs, need questioned

At $19.3 million – or more than $300,000-per-apartment – the cost of a 64-unit government-subsidized, affordable-housing project in Bowman is being questioned by some residents ...

Placer supes approve $3.2 million in loans to Bowman low-income apartment developer

Satisfied that tainted soil concerns will be addressed by the builder, supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a financing and land-sale plan for a much-debated, much-delayed affordab ...

Placer County judge: Late filing means no lawsuit against Bohemia project

A lawsuit filed three days late has cost foes of a Wal-Mart/Costco-type store in North Auburn a chance to take the development to court. Superior Court Judge Charles Wachob ruled ...

Fill dug up as Silver Bend environmental dispute simmers

A six-acre parcel of undeveloped land in Bowman owned by Placer County continues to receive intense environmental scrutiny. The land – targeted for an affordable housing develop ...

Shuffle continues in wake of two high-level Placer County departures

Changes are taking place in the upper echelons of Placer County management. A year ago, County Executive Officer Tom Miller was flanked by three top-level staffers – Assistant C ...

Miner’s Ravine critic refuses to bend on toxic concerns

Despite a Placer County Board of Supervisors vote of support in August for a 64-unit Silver Bend Way affordable housing project, community activist and Miner’s Ravine critic Dale ...

Potential neighbors of North Auburn big-box store fight to keep it off their street

Plans for a big-box Wal-Mart or Costco-type store off Highway 49 are getting a rocky reception. And much of the opposition is revolving around traffic concerns. At a meeting late ...