JIM HOLMES

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 ...

Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Nothing trivial about Auburn’s bee

Congratulations to the winner of the Fourth Annual Auburn AAUW Trivia Bee: Placer United — Mike Holmes, Jim Holmes and Leah Rosasco. But this talented trio wasn’t the o ...