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Placer County confirms West Nile

A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...

Reader Input: Is fire board deceptive?

I am very puzzled by the Newcastle Fire Protection District Board. They know that a discretionary project like a new fire station requires compliance with the California Environmen ...

Another View: Placer County law enforcement opposes Prop. 47

Proposition 47, the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund,” if passed will have the opposite result of its title. The measure minimizes criminal consequences t ...

West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

Reader Input: Measure B deserves a ‘no’

Greed prevails. In 1991, over 13,000 Placer County residents signed petitions to stop runaway Placer County Supervisors salaries. Here we are 23 years later with the same problem. ...

Reader Input: Feeling like a stepchild

Those of us living in ZIP  codes 95602, 95701, 95703, 95714, 95715, 95722 and 95736 should all be feeling like the stepchildren of U.S. Congressional and Assembly District No. ...

Another View: An overabundance of democracy?

A recent editorial I read asked the question as to whether we have too much democracy in this state. It noted there were some 2,300 special districts in California, plus 58 count ...

Stop light repairs rupture North Auburn gas line

A Placer County work crew ruptured a natural gas line in North Auburn Tuesday morning prompting a school closure and emergency response. The break occurred at the corner of Bell R ...

Placer, El Dorado’s King Fire could linger for weeks if no rain

With containment expected Wednesday, it could be weeks before the 98,000-acre King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is considered completely extinguished. “The fire is ...

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...