North Lake Tahoe

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...

Town hall a valuable fire-fighting tool

On Wednesday, July 21, I attended a town hall meeting organized by Assemblyman Ted Gaines bringing Placer County officers and officials together before members of the community to ...

Our View: We can’t wait for fire protection

It’s been a year since the 49 Fire and residents and victims of the devastating blaze are seeing dry fields with new, fearful eyes. One of the fields borders the Northpark Plac ...

Our View: Grand jury swings, misses with city manager pay probe

If there’s one thing residents have been vocal about during the recession, it’s that state, county and local governments must rein in pay for public employees — especially to ...

Another View: County budget needs analysis

Shredding the notebook while being amazed that Attorney General Jerry Brown has decided not to investigate ACORN, but has opted to plunge into a thorough investigation into an a ...

Reward offered in burglary investigation

Placer County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests in a Tahoe City restaurant burglary. During the early morning hours of Aug. 1 ...

Senate bill sets aside $3 million for major Placer County projects

Funding totaling $3 million for two Placer County projects is included in a new U.S. Senate appropriations bill. The Senate’s energy and water development appropriations bill fo ...

Celebrating the storm

When asked why Rogelio Nichols and his family made the drive from their Sacramento home to the foothills to trounce around in easy-to-sink-in snow, Nichols had an easy response. ...