jim holmes

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Supes agree to Auburn’s redistricting shift into rural District 5

Placer County supervisors set new borders for their five districts Tuesday, with the most notable change being the complete shift of the whole of the city of Auburn into District 5 ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

Auburn’s position in county government about to head east

Auburn’s redistricting shift into the sprawling eastern Placer County district represented by Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery is expected to be approved Tuesday by the Board of Su ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...

Redistricting boundaries leave Auburn-based supervisor Jim Holmes outside of Auburn

Placer County moved one step closer Tuesday to establishing new supervisorial district boundaries – with the city of Auburn making a key shift from District 3 to District 5. Unde ...

Stiff sentence sought for ex-Doolittle staffer Kevin Ring

Prosecutors are recommending that Kevin Ring, a former John Doolittle congressional aide who became embroiled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal, get 17 to 22 years in prison for tre ...

Placer County scuttles Lake Tahoe biomass plant effort

Placer County has pulled the plug on any plans to build a biomass power plant at Kings Beach on Lake Tahoe’s north shore. The plant was rejected by the Tahoe Regional Planning A ...

Lucky’s grieving owner pleads to Placer supes for tighter vicious-dog rules

Placer County supervisors heard the heartbreak of the tragic loss of a beloved pet from a pitbull attack. And then they were asked Tuesday by the dog’s grieving owner to do some ...

Dog attack victim wants supes to toughen up regulations

A North Auburn great-grandmother whose dog died after being attacked by an off-leash pitbull is taking her case for tougher laws to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Delta W ...