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Placer County supes poised to disagree with grand jury on Burton Creek substation
Monday Sep 24 2012
AUBURN CA - Placer County supervisors are poised to dispute a grand jury report issued this summer that criticizes the county for inaction on replacing the Burton Creek substation. ...
Placer Grand Jury recommends more collaboration between sheriff, police on weapons
Tuesday Jun 26 2012
The final report of the Placer County Grand Jury recommends a more collaborative relationship between the sheriff's office and city police departments when it comes to issuing conc ...
Questions still burning two years after 49 Fire
Monday Aug 29 2011
Aug. 30, 2009. It’s a date indelibly etched in the psyches and the lives of hundreds of North Auburn residents who fled the flames and lived to tell their own stories about the ...
As water agency prepares for financial windfall, grand jury expresses planning concerns
Monday Mar 14 2011
A grand jury report is recommending the Placer County Water Agency plan more for the future, including how to spend the tens of millions of dollars in profits it may be earning ann ...
Placer County grand jury: Better security for Auburn courthouse, Lincoln Police
Friday Jul 02 2010
The Placer County grand jury is calling for better security at the Placer County Courthouse and Lincoln Police facilities. The Lincoln Police facility didn’t fare well, with the ...
Small cities, big pay
Tuesday Jun 29 2010
Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...
Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot
Friday Jun 25 2010
Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...
Ex-Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez exonerated by state political watchdog
Friday Oct 30 2009
The Fair Political Practices Commission has found no wrongdoing after a review of 2004 allegations filed against former President Kevin Ramirez by Trustee Aaron Klein. Klein’s co ...
Judges worse than Stooges
Tuesday Jun 30 2009
With John Mendes, disgraced former CEO of the Placer County Superior Court, allegedly awarding himself unauthorized raises in excess of $400,000 (Journal, June 25), one would think ...
Auburn Police, commended by Placer County grand jury
Friday Jun 27 2008
Auburn Police Chief Valerie Harris and staff are doing a commendable job with the operation of the department, the Placer County grand jury said in a report issued Friday. The gra ...
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