Politics

Time to fix the DMV

At the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), state employees are sleeping on the job. Literally. A recent report revealed that one particular employee had a habit of sleeping severa ...

McClintock, Morse agree to public debate on Sept. 23

The first debate between incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock and challenger Jessica Morse will be on Sept. 23, pending confirmation of a venue’s availability. This comes a ...

Rocklin Council puts pressure on PG&E, despite tree removal

Rocklin council members took turns Tuesday pummeling Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) representatives over lack of evidence and transparency over its proposed construction of ne ...

Placer Business Resource Center helps farmers succeed

Placer County has a long and rich history of farming and ranching, starting before the birth of the county in 1851 and continuing to this day. The dedication and hard work by our ...

Casino owners could chip in millions on new Highway 65-99 link

The Auburn based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino could step up with $24 million to financially energize construction of a new road between Highway 65 in Placer County and Hig ...

Rocklin residents concerns over goat grazing answered

What's got your goat? Certainly not the city of Rocklin after a resolution passed at a June 19 Planning Commission meeting. During that Rocklin Planning Commission meeting, ...

King Swing at Rocklin’s Quarry Park Adventures ‘up in the air’ as more funds are needed

Quarry Park Adventures will “potentially” cost an additional $150,000 as a resolution for permanent restrooms and a  giant custom designed multi-person ‘King ...

Tears, anger punctuate Placer County debate on sanctuary state law

UPDATED: JULY 11 2 P.M. Tears, anger and emotions rubbed raw on both sides Tuesday as the divisive sanctuary state issue embroiled the Placer County Board of Supervisors chambers ...

Sacramento continues to propose new taxes amidst record revenues

Our state government is collecting more money from Californians than ever before. At $200 billion, this year’s state budget set a new record, surpassing last year’s bud ...

Weed, sanctuary state wrangles on Placer board's plate

The Placer County board will be asked Tuesday to OK a lien on a rural property near Auburn that’s at the center of a dispute over cannabis-growing regulations. Also on the a ...

Clock ticking on two Election Days in Placer County

The clock is ticking more loudly toward Election Day not only in November but also toward a special election in September for some Placer County voters. The general election &mdas ...

Water use limits? Placer County faces new state-driven normal

With drought and climate change in mind, a new state law is ratcheting up California water conservation. Just how far that will take water-saving efforts in Placer County and impa ...

Beefed-up tax revenue bolsters Placer County budget

With a positive revenue forecast, Placer County is moving into its next annual funding cycle in July with plans to spend $940 million. While changes are expected between now and S ...

Honoring our independence

This is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of our nation. On Independence Day, we pay our respects to the men and women of the Armed Forces who have fought, and continue ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...