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Citrus Heights man takes fatal leap off Foresthill Bridge near Auburn
Wednesday Mar 18 2009
A reportedly despondent Citrus Heights man took his life Tuesday by jumping off the Foresthill Bridge. The 27-year-old man's wife told Citrus Heights Police that he was depressed ...
Foresthill Bridge sightseers save woman’s life
Monday Mar 16 2009
It started out as a walk at sunset Monday on the Foresthill Bridge to take in the magnificent view of the canyon. But it turned into a rescue effort by a group of four sightseers ...
Rocks, landmark tree, fall to punishing winter storm
Tuesday Mar 03 2009
Waves of wind and rain Tuesday buffeted the Auburn area, causing rockslides on Old Foresthill Road and uprooting a landmark oak tree. Likened to a series of spokes on a wheel by on ...
Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought
Saturday Feb 28 2009
With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...
Composting provides 'black gold' for planting
Wednesday Feb 25 2009
Decomposition happens. According to Placer County Master Gardener Julie Barbour, composting is simply making it happen “in a specific area and hoping for a certain result in a c ...
Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines
Friday Jan 30 2009
The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...
Placer County honors former Rep. John Doolittle
Tuesday Jan 27 2009
Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle was lauded Tuesday in a resolution presented by the Placer County Board of Supervisors for his 28 years of service in both state and federal governm ...
Placer County Board of Supervisors opposes California septic system inspections, fees
Tuesday Jan 27 2009
Foes of a plan to force property owners to pay $325 every five years as part of a statewide septic system inspection program found support at the Placer County Board of Supervisors ...
Ophir concrete plant meeting Feb. 5 in North Auburn
Friday Jan 23 2009
The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency will hold a community meeting Feb. 5 on the Livingston's Concrete batch plant proposal in Ophir. People will have a chanc ...
Auburn’s Placer County Courthouse bell rings again
Monday Jan 19 2009
Auburn’s courthouse bell – first sounded in 1859 – rang out again Monday in the still morning air high above the city. With the help of a crane, the 300-pound iron bell was ...
New Update: ID released on woman, man killed in Interstate 80 car crash
Saturday Dec 20 2008
A 48-year-old Sacramento woman and her male passenger are dead following a collision on Interstate 80 between an out-of-control car and a Caltrans snow plow working at the side of ...
Honors for three injured Placer County firefighters
Wednesday Nov 26 2008
Three firefighters seriously injured after being trapped in flames during a wildfire in the rural Lincoln area last June stepped up Tuesday to receive commendations – and a stand ...
Media buzzing over mandarin health benefits
Thursday Nov 20 2008
With sniffles and coughs heralding the start of cold season, word of Placer County’s super fruit is going viral on a national scale. Placer County’s mandarin orange crop is fro ...
Supervisor’s $10,000 county flight questioned
Thursday Oct 30 2008
A Placer County’s supervisor’s $9,887 flight on a chartered plane is being criticized by a taxpayer watchdog group’s president. On vacation in Utah at the time, Supervisor R ...
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