Placer County

Residents confused, angered upon receipt of fire fee notice

During the past week, Roger Perkins went to his mailbox in North Auburn expecting to receive birthday cards and the usual mailings, but something unusual caught his eye. Perkins ce ...

Displeased at being ‘chosen’ for fee

“Out of the blue” comes this letter from the State of California saying “Be Prepared!” Apparently, we have been “chosen” as Placer County property owners to pay a new ...

Another View: Placer County tiptoes toward fiscal recovery

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part column series that will run in the Journal in the coming week.Placer County’s budget picture has changed dramatically s ...

Our firefighters deserve support

We are the owners of Auburn Country Florist, located at 10510 Combie Road, Auburn. We want to express our thanks, appreciation and warm feelings to the firefighters — men and wom ...

For dog-bark complaints, proof of woof falls on accuser

When Jaimie Waller received a letter notifying her of a complaint filed against her for a barking dog, she said she couldn’t believe it. “I was just like, ‘Wow,” said Walle ...

Manufacturing takes spotlight at Placer forum

Manufacturing is a small part of Placer County’s economy but it is an important one and it will take the spotlight at an upcoming Placer County Economic Development Board forum. ...

Newcastle residents prepare to pay for Measure B, board prepares budget

As Newcastle residents prepare to pay their first installment of property taxes increased by Measure B, the fire protection district's Board of Directors is finalizing its budget. ...

Sierra College to host job fair on Friday

Sierra College has collaborated with multiple Placer County organizations to hold a free job fair on campus this Friday. More than 60 employers are set to attend the job fair on Fr ...

Newcastle Fire Board to meet on potential “yellow tag”

A structural engineer's report on the Newcastle firehouse has spurred an emergency meeting of the fire protection district board of directors. Last Thursday, Norman Scheel, of Norm ...

Common sense went by the wayside

In reply to Bill LaFlaur (“Republicans rich-obsessed,” Reader Input, Sept. 21), “America today faces three overarching challenges, each of which transcends the pa ...