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Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Public decency ordinance OK’d by Placer supes

Placer County moved ahead with ordinances designed to keep people from taking in-public restroom breaks – with no restrooms around – or panhandling aggressively.   ...

Placer supes support medpot regs

New medicinal marijuana regulations tailored to Placer County are on the way, supervisors were told Tuesday. The process involving the public will include community meetings start ...

Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt's $73,000-a-year aide is his niece

Supervisor Robert’s Weygandt’s selection of his niece Brittany Weygandt to be his $73,000-a-year aide won approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. But the de ...

New Placer County panhandling, alcohol rules on track

Placer County could soon have new rules in place to curb aggressive panhandlers, open-container drinking and people relieving themselves in public. With Supervisor Jennifer Montgo ...

Placer supes give Costco second chance at North Auburn site

Placer County is giving Costco a second opportunity at a North Auburn site. Costco was moving forward with a proposal that would have seen construction of a 155,000 square-foot st ...

North Auburn homeless shelter confronts funding challenge

North Auburn homeless shelter supporter Right Hand Auburn is working with Placer County staff in an effort to fine tune funding estimates crucial to Board of Supervisors support of ...

Thunder Valley tribe's revamped pact with state to benefit Placer County

The Auburn-based Indian tribe that owns Thunder Valley Resort and Casino could soon be operating the Lincoln area gambling business under a revised compact with the state that limi ...

Placer to curb homeless camping on county land

Placer County is moving toward an Aug. 5 start date to move the homeless and their possessions off a high-profile camp set up on its own lawn in North Auburn. Facing a flurry of c ...

Reader Input: City’s inept actions hurt community

What is to be the future of DeWitt? Placer County is reviewing that question now. It is a valuable asset and resource that should be fully utilized to benefit the taxpayers of the ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

Placer County sheriff honored for 40-plus years – and counting

Ed Bonner’s more than four decades as a Placer County peace officer – including the past 21 as sheriff – were recognized Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Bon ...

Placer supes keep North Auburn emergency homeless shelter on table

A proposal to operate an emergency homeless shelter in a North Auburn building formerly occupied by minimum-security jail inmates received guarded support Thursday from the Placer ...

Special meeting to air North Auburn homeless shelter request

Placer County supervisors will consider the pros and cons of an emergency winter homeless shelter at a special meeting slated for Jan. 22 in Auburn. The meeting is in response to ...

Detective’s sacrifice honored by Placer County supes

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the widow of sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. received a commemorative coin award from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to honor his sacr ...