Placer County

Supe shout-out for excellent job

First of all I want to thank Supervisor Jim Holmes on behalf of myself and all the neighbors residing on Cripple Creek Lane in Newcastle. I wrote to him seeking assistance in corr ...

You gotta eat: How to bag bargain buys

Blowing into a supermarket with no shopping list, on an empty stomach and no game plan in mind is so 2005 as families grapple with recessionary concerns. Four or so years ago, whe ...

Senate bill sets aside $3 million for major Placer County projects

Funding totaling $3 million for two Placer County projects is included in a new U.S. Senate appropriations bill. The Senate’s energy and water development appropriations bill fo ...

Public feeling fallout from furlough days

Friday was a furlough day for Placer County and the impact was being felt deep into a community used to open doors and personal contact five days a week. Wright Pierce stood in the ...

Costco coming to North Auburn?

Will North Auburn soon have a Costco? Roseville developer Jim Conkey expressed confidence Thursday that it will. But if something goes wrong and Costco’s expansion plans change, ...

Our View: County leaders are out of touch with residents

Our local, state and federal government face severe economic challenges. Though it’s clear to most that drastic change is needed to become fiscally responsible, it’s also clea ...

County may impose contract on Sheriff’s association

Placer supervisors could impose a temporary end to long-standing negotiations between the county and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The contract between the county and assoc ...

Placer unemployment climbs

As unemployment edges up across the state and the nation, Placer County is feeling the reverberations, too. Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor for the county refl ...

Inspection fee plan to air at MACs

A new State Water Resources Control Board proposal that could hit septic system users in the pocketbook will be discussed at a series of meetings this month in Placer County. With ...

Expert at helm of new medical museum

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. In the United States there are just 12 museums dedicated strictly to the history ...