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Placer County pair held in tri-county car-jacking, assault spree
Tuesday Apr 19 2011
Two Placer County men were in custody Tuesday after a three-county, three-day crime spree that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office believes started Saturday with a kidnapping and ...
Placer to Kings: Goodbye or good riddance?
Wednesday Apr 13 2011
While the name still says Sacramento Kings, many of the team’s players have made their home in the gated, upscale communities dotting the foothills of Placer County. And for the ...
Secret cockfighting alive and unwell in Placer County
Monday Apr 11 2011
The report came in as suspicious activity inside a barn on uninhabited, farm property at the southwestern tip of Placer County, including the excited crowing of what sounded like d ...
Prison for Auburn man busted in long-term identity theft scam
Friday Apr 08 2011
An Auburn man who had passed himself off as a Florida man in an 18-year identity-theft marathon discovered by authorities earlier this year has been sent to state prison. But the c ...
Seven Placer County workers face layoff ax
Tuesday Apr 05 2011
Layoffs could be in store for seven of its 2,222 employees as Placer County tightens up its spending plan for the coming year. But a labor leader is suggesting that the county nee ...
Roseville supe Duran finding personal fiscal restraint hits home with voters
Friday Apr 01 2011
Rookie Placer County Supervisor Jack Duran said he’s finding the symbols of his own personal fiscal restraint program are resonating with constituents. Duran, who was sworn in th ...
Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County
Friday Apr 01 2011
Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...
Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast
Friday Feb 25 2011
The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...
Placer supes approve $3.2 million in loans to Bowman low-income apartment developer
Tuesday Feb 22 2011
Satisfied that tainted soil concerns will be addressed by the builder, supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a financing and land-sale plan for a much-debated, much-delayed affordab ...
Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...
Thieves steal identity, go on spending spree
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
A Loomis woman is trying to put her financial life back together after her identity was stolen. “It’s been hell,” said Paula Morgan. While Morgan is not being held responsi ...
Hydroponics puts pot on Main Street
Tuesday Feb 01 2011
Is a modern-day Gold Rush taking place that centers on loosening marijuana restrictions and the rise of indoor, hydroponic pot grows? Or has the bottom fallen out of the market in ...
Media Life: Cool, quintuple killer left mark on Placer crime annals
Thursday Jan 27 2011
In the world of high crimes and misdemeanors, baby-faced quintuple killer Ray Latshaw tops an ignominious list in Placer County. The recent retirement of District Attorney Brad Fe ...
Placer County pension costs on the rise
Wednesday Jan 26 2011
Placer County is grappling with a steep rise in pension costs for employees, with payments expected to jump from $38.9 million this year to $53.2 million four years from now. The ...
Placer County moves to change Supes district boundaries
Tuesday Jan 25 2011
Under the direction of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, Placer County staff will begin redistricting work on the five supervisorial districts in the county. Redistricting is ...
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