JIM HOLMES

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 ...

Another View: Penryn Fire Protection District faces serious funding challenges

The Penryn Fire Protection District (PFPD) is one of several independent fire districts on the western slope of  that are having significant funding issues. The serious natu ...

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 ...

Supes approve North Auburn homeless shelter funding

With plans to keep its homeless shelter open through at least March 31 in North Auburn, local non-profit organization Right Hand Auburn is now on the receiving end of a cash infusi ...

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

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 ...

North Auburn community center getting serious look by Placer County

The concept of a multigenerational community center will be explored Wednesday at a public meeting in North Auburn. The meeting is the latest step in a look at how feasible a cent ...

Vacant North Auburn property eyed for new Placer County building

Questions surrounding costs and how a new structure would be used have sent Placer County Clerk Jim McCauley’s proposal to build a new $5.62 million warehouse in North Auburn ...

Is the world ready for Portuguese president?

Robin Enos: Our readers will recall that in our last column the Finnish Time Traveler and I found a subject upon which we could agree. So in an attempt to write a kinder, gentler c ...

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 ...

Another View: ‘Helping Hope’ – A call to the community to help the women and children affected by the Lincoln Way fire

Dear Community, We want to be sure you know that there are eight women and seven children who lost everything in a tragic house fire last Friday in downtown Auburn. These women a ...

Placer County could prohibit homeless DeWitt Center lawn camping

Targeting the growing number of people using its lawn as a homeless encampment, Placer County is moving to prohibit overnight, outdoor sleeping at its North Auburn government cente ...

Another View: Navigating the Domes can be a challenge for newcomers

I learned that lesson when I was first elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in 2004. My office was down one of the long, curved corridors that meander through the Dome ...

Apartments dumped in favor of house plan in Penryn

A 150-apartment proposal that raised the hackles of neighbors in Penryn and Loomis – and then couldn’t find funding – was given a quick burial by the Board of Sup ...

New North Auburn shopping center moves ahead

Motorists passing along Highway 49 south of Bell Road will be able to watch the construction of a new shopping center over the next several months. Contractors for Best Properties ...