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Placer County's lean budget for 2010-11 now official

Placer County supervisors adopted a new $757.7 million budget today that dips into reserves and carry-overs from savings last year to stay balanced. Providing a spending plan for t ...

Placer County, grassroots groups settle long-standing Foresthill community plan feud

The two sides in a longstanding wrangle over the direction of future growth along the Foresthill Divide have reached a settlement. The agreement spells out a series of amendments ...

Lowered Placer County budget moves a step closer to passage

Pared down from the growth years, Placer County’s 2010-11 budget is moving closer to adoption. With property tax revenues continuing to drop, the county’s $757.7 million spend ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler recall drive still in limbo

An important deadline has passed for proponents of a threatened recall drive against Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler. But a spokesman for the group Save Granite Bay said the r ...

Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees

Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...

Placer County’s $100,000 club: 21 retirees receiving six-figure pensions

A total of 21 retired Placer County employees are receiving more than $100,000 a year in CalPERS pensions. The list – from California Pension Reform’s online “CalPERS 100K C ...

Shots fired at forest worker

Three suspects were still at large today after a U.S. Forest Service employee was shot at while installing signs in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Auburn. The forest worke ...

Placer’s mPower green-loan program switches on non-residential focus

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program is officially on hold for homeowners but being kept afloat for non-residential customers. A cost-wary Board of Supervisors approved a r ...

Placer plays frugal David to Solano’s Goliath to win top State Fair trophy

Placer County has won big this year at Sacramento’s California State Fair. But dropping tax revenues could keep future efforts out of the winner's circle in the super-competitiv ...