placer county

Smoke creates risks for sensitive groups

The hazy orange glow of smoke that’s covered Auburn in recent days brought with it the potential for respiratory distress. But the smoke is expected to dissipate by this aft ...

Placer County jobless rate dropping

Placer County joined the region in recording August jobless numbers that were down from the month before. August hiring heated up, with California Economic Development Division fi ...

Mental health questions in Sheridan murder case

A request by murder suspect Ana Maria Bejenariu to be transferred to a state mental hospital punctuated a brief session before a Placer County Superior Court judge on Wednesday. B ...

King fire shows no signs of slowing

At nearly 19,000 acres, the King fire in El Dorado County is showing no signs of slowing down as it traverses rough terrain and grows with the assistance of strong winds. Since th ...

County constantly prepares for disasters

Large fires in two neighboring counties over the last week raise questions about emergency preparedness in Placer County. While the smaller Dog Bar fire, in Nevada County, is near ...

When the gold ran out the orchards took over

A while ago I received a four-page letter from a reader. The letter was unsigned but the delicacy of the handwriting leads me to think that the writer is a woman, so I’ll use ...

Bowman Charter welcomes new principal

For the last 30 years or so, Kelly Graham has worked to educate young people in Placer County, most of them in high school. Now, Graham is switching gears as the new principal at ...

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is being sparked ...

Placer County supes sign off on 10.7 percent budget increase

A boost in spending on regional sewer and animal shelter construction projects is a major driving force for a 10.7 percent increase in Placer County’s 2014-15 budget. The co ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 10 and 17, 1964

$1,750,000 monthly payroll on project More than 2,000 men – sharing a $1,750,000 monthly payroll – were at work on Placer County’s Middle Fork American River Pr ...