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Whooping cough spike in Placer County spurs vaccination call

Whooping cough cases in Placer County have more than tripled so far this year compared to the same period last year. With the spike in a disease that puts newborns at the greatest ...

Planning Commission says ‘yes’ to North Auburn Wal-Mart-Costco-type store

A Wal-Mart-Costco-type store in North Auburn won approval today from the Placer County Planning Commission. But opponents of Roseville developer Jim Conkey’s plans for a 155,000 ...

Placer County grand jury: Better security for Auburn courthouse, Lincoln Police

The Placer County grand jury is calling for better security at the Placer County Courthouse and Lincoln Police facilities. The Lincoln Police facility didn’t fare well, with the ...

New Placer County chip charge kindles fire concerns

Placer County’s chipper service is going from free to $40 starting Aug. 2. But concerns are already being expressed that the new fee will discourage people from clearing brush a ...

Mixed messages emerge from Placer County's latest lot-split lawuit spending

Is the county losing its resolve in a high-profile lawsuit that alleges illegal lot-splitting activity? It depends on which side of the legal fence you talk to. Attorneys for bot ...

Supervisors OK $50K more for Ollar-Burris case

Placer County supervisors have invested another $50,000 for outside legal help in the civil court case against a former planning commissioner that alleges illegal lot splitting. S ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

North Auburn big-box showdown slated for July

The wait for a Placer County Planning Commission showdown over a big-box Wal-Mart or Costco-type store off Highway 49 in North Auburn will have to wait a little longer. The Planni ...

New group forms to stop what they believe will be a Wal-Mart at Auburn site

A new group has formed to fight what members believe will be a Wal-Mart on a much-debated North Auburn parcel owned by Roseville developer Jim Conkey. Lee Lively, secretary-treasu ...

Duran, Rockholm spar over union ties, experience, planes and garbage

In a knock-down-drag-out battle for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors, incumbent Rocky Rockholm and challenger Jack Duran are duking it out over union in ...

Auburn River Festival judged wet and wildly successful, could get bigger

The inaugural Auburn River Festival made a big enough splash to have organizers already talking excitedly about next year. Guy Cables, an Auburn kayak rental business owner and me ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

Rare Painted Redstart putting Auburn on the map with birdwatchers

Birdwatchers are flocking to a quiet Auburn neighborhood for a gander at the Painted Redstart – a non-native that has never been seen this far north in California before. Deanna ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

Placer County’s veterans advocate is District 3 Employee of the Year

Rocklin’s Rick Buckman is something of a magician as he works inside the confines of county government. He doesn’t pull rabbits out of a hat though or make cards disappear. B ...