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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 ...