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Retired Placer sheriff’s lieutenant to be honored

Retired Placer County sheriff’s lieutenant John Weaver is being honored at this year’s State of the Community event in Auburn with the Placer County Award. Weaver reti ...

Homeless issues dominate Auburn debate

Questions on homelessness dominated a debate Tuesday in Auburn between District 5 Board of Supervisors candidates. The candidates – incumbent Jennifer Montgomery and challen ...

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Meddlers: Emergency services discusses bark beetle infestation

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the  Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. Auburn Journal reporter Tricia Caspers-Ross, whose beat includes ci ...

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.   ...

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 County supes to tackle panhandling, alcohol issues

The conversation over aggressive panhandling, open alcohol containers and people relieving themselves in public will reach the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Gathe ...

Another View: Strengthening our laws to keep crime in check

There is a theory in law enforcement known as the “broken windows” theory.  It theorizes that by addressing lower level crimes, we will see better societal outcome ...

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 ...

Ophir fire station gets reprieve from Placer County

Threatened with potential closure this spring, the Ophir fire station will remain open. Placer County’s plans to help provide funding to keep the station open were detailed ...

California leaders coming to talk shop

Inspired by Hillary Clinton’s second presidential bid, the Auburn Area Democratic Club’s twelfth annual fundraiser will host several female political speakers discussin ...

Homeless moving off Placer County’s North Auburn lawn

A patch of bare dirt and yellowed grass at North Auburn’s Placer County Government Center that has been home to about 20 to 30 homeless people sprouted signs Thursday warning ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

$18 million cost for Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat

A fire that threatened the Placer County communities of Dutch Flat and Alta is nearing containment – but at a high cost. George Morris, Cal Fire unit chief for Placer, Nevad ...

New Placer County museum in North Auburn will tell story of WWII military hospital

A new museum featuring the history of the Placer County Government Center-Dewitt Hospital is taking shape. Located in the former home of the Interfaith Food Closet on Richardson D ...