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Thieves steal identity, go on spending spree

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Brown budget plans threaten Auburn, Hwy. 49 streetscape projects

Redevelopment money has constructed a revitalized Downtown Auburn Streetscape and dressed up the Bell Road-Highway 49 intersection in North Auburn. But state Gov. Jerry Brown’s ...

Senate candidates Gaines and Cooley spar in special election over budget

Republican Ted Gaines and Democrat Ken Cooley are approaching Election Day on Tuesday battling for the vacant 1st District state Senate seat and over government costs and taxes. Ga ...

Placer County no longer to pay for permanent fillings for needy

Placer County is eliminating many of the dental services it has provided to some of its most needy residents, including free permanent fillings. With warnings that providing only ...

Placer County employee arrested on embezzlement charge

A Placer County employee was arrested today on a felony embezzlement charge. Robert Louis Ott Sr., 62, a transportation supervisor with Placer County, was booked into Placer County ...

Medicinal marijuana grower: Prop. 19 poorly written, won’t help patients

The buds are sprouting at George Miller’s medicinal marijuana grow, located on property on an isolated hillside somewhere between Auburn and Colfax. They’re sending the sweeti ...