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Placer County faces bleak transportation funding future

Dwindling state and federal funding sources are leaving many counties in a lurch when it comes to keeping up with their region transportation needs. In Placer County, like many ot ...

Reader Input: Time to address homeless folks

As a member of the Caring Hearts Society, I helped prepare a meal for approximately 40 members of the Placer County Homeless Community. These folks assembled at Bethlehem Lutheran ...

Reader Input: Find money and help homeless

It is past time to provide a shelter for the homeless. The restrictions for Gathering Inn make it impossible for many to find shelter. Most nights the Gathering Inn is not filled ...

Placer County Hidden Falls Park livestock grazing efforts get boost

The return of Hidden Falls Regional Park’s stealth weed whackers is getting a boost from a Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant. Cattle grazing has traditionally taken place on t ...

Media Life: Auburn’s olive-growing heyday highlighted in new book

Focusing on Placer County in the north and Calaveras County in the south, a new book harvests a bountiful crop of memories stemming from a once-booming olive industry in Northern C ...

LaMalfa: High-speed rail money could help shore up state’s drought-related problems

U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa wants the federal government to backtrack on a $3 billion commitment for high-speed rail in California. Instead, LaMalfa said Tuesday that the money should ...

Foresthill area’s American River Fire rehab price tag $500,000

  The U.S. Forest Service is moving to protect American Fire lands before rain and snow moves in. The Forest Service has approved emergency safety and erosion-prevention mea ...

Teichert Foundation donates to Auburn State Theatre expansion

  The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center group has been awarded a $7,500 grant from Sacramento’s Teichert Foundation. In making the donation, a spokesman for the fou ...

Highway 49 sidewalks a go after state frees frozen $1 million

  A project to add a sidewalk to a stretch of North Auburn’s Highway 49 is back on track. For the past two years, the state Department of Finance had frozen about $11 ...

Horizon Charter School site upgrades add to $2M budget problem

As a parent who had a student in Horizon Charter Schools’ now-shuttered Accelerated Learning Academy, Treva Saini said she sees a number of problems with how the program in L ...