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Placer buys 40 acres west of Hidden Falls Regional Park

More land has been bought by Placer County as part of its Hidden Falls Regional Park expansion. The 39.7 acre property is located west of Hidden Falls park and adjacent to Garden ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

People to watch: Finding historical relevance in North Auburn buildings

Ramona Brockman traces her love for old buildings back to an 1870s Victorian in Denver, Colo. The house was her grandmother’s and she looks back now with appreciation for ma ...

Reader input: Tax increase outrageous

I feel Janet Klemba’s pain on the extreme increase in her property tax assessment. (Letter: “Looking for answers on tax bill,” Jan. 13.) Placer County raised my p ...

Reader input: Looking for answers on tax bill

I received my tax bill, as every other homeowner in Placer County did. And I was as shocked, as I’m sure every other homeowner in Placer County was. Our county taxes went up ...

Lawsuit targets Costco, Placer County

The Roseville developer formerly contracted to help move a Costco forward on county-owned land in North Auburn is suing Placer County, stating a temporary pullout by the retail cor ...

Placer County’s falling jobless rate now in state’s Top 10

Placer County’s unemployment rate has edged down a notch – to 4.7 percent, according to newly released Employment Development Department statistics. And that’s g ...

Who are Placer County's Top 10 high earners?

A new Transparent California list of local-government salaries shows Placer County’s cost per resident for employee compensation at $722. That’s more than the Sacramen ...

Reader input: Budget riches? How about sewer tax aid?

The article in the Dec. 9 Journal regarding the Placer County supervisors aides’ compensation was very interesting. The supervisors managed to get themselves compensated as t ...

Reader input: Why allow a junkyard near my home?

Can anybody please tell me what the loophole in the Placer County code allowing my neighbor to store over 200 junk leaking cars, trucks, motor homes and boats on a piece of propert ...

Getaway car drags Auburn supermarket employee

The crime escalated quickly from shoplifting to robbery when a woman tried to escape from an Auburn supermarket parking lot in a car dragging a terrified Raley’s employee. A ...

Splitsville for Placer County, California? Jefferson debate touches down

The whirlwind of debate over the movement to split off Northern California into a new state touched down Tuesday in Auburn. Placer County Board of Supervisors provided supporters ...

Reader input: Placer County spending justified?

By now every resident in Placer County has received a couple expensive mailers from the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency telling us they need more money and why local p ...