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New North Auburn bus route closer to bringing needy to food bank

A new bus route that would link Auburn’s needy with a non-profit North Auburn food closet has the Placer County Board of Supervisors blessing. Now it needs approval from the ...

Placer County roads to get safer with skid resistant coating

Some of Placer County’s most crash-prone sections of road are targeted for a coating of skid-resistant aggregates. Formulated to lessen the chances of vehicles skidding off ...

Highway 49, 193 road closures coming in June

A portion of Highway 49 in the American River canyon below Auburn, known for its tight turns and mangled guard rails, is in line for a major safety overhaul by Caltrans. And with ...

Kings Beach commercial core set for start on $27 million revamp

The Lake Tahoe community of Kings Beach is set for a $27 million facelift, with construction expected to start in May. The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a $21.38 mill ...

Highway 49 sidewalks a go after state frees frozen $1 million

  A project to add a sidewalk to a stretch of North Auburn’s Highway 49 is back on track. For the past two years, the state Department of Finance had frozen about $11 ...

Reader Input: Bad local roads deserve a ‘D’

Gus Thomson’s article, “County’s 13 miles of bad road are ‘ugly but safe,’” (Journal, March 3) stated that Placer County has 13 miles of “ ...

Placer’s 13 miles of bad road viewed as ugly but safe

      Placer County’s 13 miles of bad road are ugly, cracked, sometimes bumpy stretches of blacktop. But they’re safe, according to the Public Works ...

Placer County wish lists include money to open South Placer jail, smoother roads

  Everything from opening the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility on a scaled-down basis, bumping up the road-repair budget and building on North Auburn’s Placer C ...

Foresthill Bridge raised railing now up. But is it high enough?

AUBURN CA - Sacramento?s Scott Tremeling arrived at the top of the Foresthill Bridge on Friday with his own freshly vivid, nightmarish memory. A month ago, Tremeling was on the Cle ...