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Police urge caution as Waze app comes to prominence

More than 50 million smart phone owners regularly use Waze, the GPS navigation app that enables motorists to report traffic jams, roadway conditions and law enforcement patrols as ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Rocklin officials recommend ‘no’ on psych hospital

After months of research, the jury is in: Rocklin city staff does not endorse the construction of the Northern California Behavioral Health Center, at least not at its proposed loc ...

Sunset Magazine editor comes to Rocklin

A well known and much respected journalist will be paying a visit to Rocklin this month. On Feb. 18, Kathleen Brenzel, Garden Editor for Sunset Magazine, will be honored at the Wh ...

Transferring out of community college in Rocklin area a challenge

A large number of community college students are finding they’re stuck in the system, without any transfer in sight, for considerably longer than they had planned. Of those ...

Man robs Rocklin 7-11 at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a 7-11 on Sunset Boulevard at gunpoint early Monday morning, and Rocklin police are still looking for the suspect. According to the Rocklin Police Department&r ...

UPDATE: Victim of fatal Cirby crash identified as Brandon Bridges

The victim of yesterday morning's fatal car crash near Cirby Way has been identified as 22-year-old Brandon Bridges. Bridges was a Roseville High School graduate. He ...

Scotland's shadows of roguery and genius

The streetscape of Edinburgh’s Old Town was once called the murky fishbone, that long spine of “Royal Mile” descending from a castle-head as courts, wynds and all ...

Surviving autograph book highlights Rocklin’s past

It was the holiday season of 1902. Eleven-year-old Myrtle Ryan, a Rocklin Elementary student, wanted yet another signature in her autograph book; but this one was to have special m ...

What were the Placer Herald’s most read stories in 2015?

Building clashes, business growth and at least one alarming discovery near a public building topped the Placer Herald’s most viewed articles for 2015. Local readers also enjo ...

Detour Before Dark: Drinking Scotch at the Imperial with the Mother Lode Scots

Detour Before Dark is a monthly feature that visits the most intriguing food, wine and entertainment destinations within a 45-minute drive of South Placer County.  The Scots ...

Cyclist who died on trail near Auburn ID’d

The name of a Rocklin woman who died Thursday while mountain biking on a trail near Auburn has been released. The woman was identified as 49-year-old Jennifer Margaret Meskimen. A ...

UPDATE: Rocklin woman who died on bike trail identified

A Rocklin woman died on New Year’s Eve while mountain biking on a trail in north Placer County. The 49-year-old woman, Jennifer Meskimen, had what the Placer County Sheriff& ...