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Placer County sees uptick in child-abuse rates

Placer County authorities and community organizations such as KidsFirst have noticed a rise in child-abuse statistics, reflecting an increase in “active dependency cases&rdqu ...

Foster youth service comes out on top in Placer County contract wrangle

  Placer County supervisors have sent a strong message to staff that they don’t want contracts terminated without justifiable cause. On Tuesday, the Board of Superviso ...

Plans for foster-youth program switch stirs Placer County controversy

  A program that is now helping 230 foster youths in Placer County make the transition into the adult world is moving toward changing contractors in midstream. The switch of ...

Rural Lincoln man, 67, facing 37 charges related to sex-with-children allegations

Charges filed in Placer County superior court show that 67-year-old Jimmie Steele is being prosecuted on allegations of a pattern of sexual abuse over a period of years involving t ...