Placer County

Steering clear of deer hunt

An educated public generally agrees that human intervention to reduce the numbers of deer in a given area should not be considered unless there is clear, scientific evidence that s ...

Budget crisis impacts agricultural marketing program

Placer County’s agricultural marketing program is in limbo — a victim of the state’s budget crisis. But the county’s Agriculture Department remains optimistic it can be sal ...

Placer woman dies from H1N1 virus

A Rocklin woman has become the first Placer County resident to die while infected with H1N1 flu virus. The middle-aged woman died July 5 in a hospital outside the county, according ...

Peer Court sets up bank account for fundraiser

Despite losing more than $100,000 in funding, Placer County’s Peer Court system is still trying to survive. Officials have set up an account at Umpqua Bank’s Auburn branch so ...

Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising

Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...

Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy

A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...

Little good in deer hunt idea

Based on anecdotal stories of deer/auto collisions, Supervisor Kirk Uhler irresponsibly put into motion a most egregious Placer County proposal: A special “junior” deer hunt (1 ...

Is this Wall Street or Placer County?

It truly is hard to believe what is going on in Placer County government nowadays. The ultra-expensive dinner in D.C. (Journal, July 1) with the explanation that the county was pro ...

Try joining real world, county workers

Is there any way that you might enlighten and educate me by printing the job descriptions for the following positions in Placer County? Veteran services officer, Chief assistant CE ...

Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...

Revitalization suggestions

Auburn should look to other communities that have revitalized downtowns. Research what stores and services we lack and charge the Economic Development Commission with creating a pl ...

Prison escapee committed crime in Placer

OAKLAND — Two female minimum-security inmates — one of whom was sentenced in Placer County — walked away from the Community Prisoner Mother Program contract facility in Oakla ...

Despite economy, county gives execs raises

The recent decision to give county managers salary increases has raised questions among some employees about the actual budget situation. At the Tuesday Placer County Board of Su ...

Wise gardening saves wildlife this spring

Spring arrives next week and with it comes man-made dangers ranging from chainsaws to pruning shears for newborns on the edge of the wild in Placer County. Gold Country Wildlife R ...

Group puts supervisor in hot seat over solar ties

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s status as employee of a solar-power business that has contracted with Placer County is getting some close scrutiny from a Granite Bay group threatening to ...