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Placer County eyes new one-stop health center in North Auburn

Envisioned as a one-stop service center for Placer County Health and Human Services, a new building proposed for North Auburn has gained $400,000 in initial funding. The Board of ...

Historic status for North Auburn's DeWitt General Hospital moves ahead

SACRAMENTO – Placer County’s World War II-era DeWitt General Hospital buildings moved a key step closer to National Register of Historic Places status on Friday. The S ...

Placer County fights historic status for North Auburn Dewitt buildings

 The case will be made Friday in Sacramento to bestow National Register of Historic Places status on World War II-vintage DeWitt General Hospital buildings in North Auburn. B ...

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 ...

Placer clears lawn of homeless, shifts focus to Auburn shelter

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is taking a zero tolerance approach to homeless campers on the county’s North Auburn lawn. That resulted in four campers being arres ...

Homeless shelter laying groundwork for staying, expanding

The stage is set for a push Aug. 18 by Right Hand Auburn to allow North Auburn’s homeless shelter to stay and grow. That’s the potential scenario a senior Placer Count ...

Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road getting more bike friendly

A stretch of Placer County’s Auburn Folsom Road is poised for a bicycle-friendly upgrade. The county has identified the corridor as high priority for upgrading to standard b ...

North Auburn's DeWitt Center plan update sprouts concerns, new ideas

Future planning for the Placer County’s North Auburn “government center” property is on the table. And several speakers stepped up to the microphone during Tuesd ...

Forested counites' education, road monies secure in coming year

Reauthorized legislation will mean at least a year of continued federal funding for education and roads in forested counties. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determina ...

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 “ ...