Placer County

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 ...

Supervisors support rollback of septic-system inspections

Placer County supervisors have added their support to a bill by Assemblyman Ted Gaines to stave off mandatory septic-system inspections. Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s meeting t ...

Penny Watson logs mileage driving her contemporaries

Newcastle’s Penny Watson is the driving force in many people’s lives. Watson volunteers with the Seniors First program’s door-to-door rides service. She provides transportati ...

Spotlight shines on venerable pitstop

Not your everyday, average gas station and mini-mart, Olivers in Clipper Gap is getting recognition this month by a statewide organization for its historical significance. Members ...

Flu bug hits local schools

A particularly nasty round of flu is striking Placer and Del Oro high schools. The strain has been described as like getting run over by a Mack truck and is keeping students at ho ...

Similarities between two deadly crimes proves gut-wrenching

There have been many stories that have touched my heart and had an impact on my life. But, after more than seven years in the journalism business I was not prepared for the emotion ...