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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 ...

Placer forest fuels reduction, air pollution efforts earn national EPA award

Efforts in Placer County to reduce wildfire risks by turning forest fuels into an energy source have caught the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s eye. The Placer County Air ...

Placer County regional wastewater decision will have to wait

Placer County supervisors want more answers on a $92 million regional wastewater solution that would pipe sewage from Auburn and North Auburn to Lincoln. The city of Lincoln provi ...

Shuffle could put Auburn in different Placer supervisorial district

The city of Auburn could be moving into a new Placer County supervisorial district. The Board of Supervisors was presented with three potential maps to reflect redistricting choic ...

Wal-Mart comes with promise of more tax revenue for Placer

While Wal-Mart lays the groundwork for a move into the Auburn marketplace, Placer County is anticipating a jump in tax revenue when it opens. Purchased last December from Bohemia ...

Brett Storey named County Employee of the Year for biomass plant leadership

When Brett Storey looks at the brush and overgrowth choking the sides of Sierra trails, he sees a better future. A backpacker, Storey has long enjoyed the outdoors in the mountain ...

Supervisor: North Auburn Wal-Mart a disappointment

He voted in favor of the Bohemia project in September but Auburn-area Supervisor Jim Holmes said Wednesday that he’s disappointed to learn that Wal-Mart has bought the North Aubu ...

Placer County supe Holmes, McClintock at odds over fed spending cuts

Fresh from a Washington, D.C. trip, Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock on Tuesday for trying to cut spending he said could impact federal funding for Placer ...

Best January ever for Auburn-to-San Jose Capitol Corridor commuter train

A double-digit spike in ridership for January has helped the Capitol corridor commuter rail service set a record for the month. The Oakland-based Capital Corridor Joint Powers Auth ...

Three to D.C. to push for Placer Parkway, Auburn State Recreation Area support

A trio of top Placer County officials is bound for Washington, D.C. for four days in February to lobby for federal support on a bevy of local projects. County Executive Officer To ...

New Roseville jail will have arraignment courtroom after all

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a jail courtroom for arraignments at the 390-bed South Placer Adult Correctional Facility now under construction in Roseville. T ...