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Placer County pair held in tri-county car-jacking, assault spree

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...