Politics

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

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 ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...

Splitsville for Placer County, California? Jefferson debate touches down

The whirlwind of debate over the movement to split off Northern California into a new state touched down Tuesday in Auburn. Placer County Board of Supervisors provided supporters ...

Placer County’s death row inmates wait as debate swirls

A recent photo from San Quentin State Prison shows David Rundle no longer the young man tried, convicted and sentenced to death in Placer County for the murders of two women almost ...

Rocklin’s Halldin gets competition for Assembly race from Auburn Chamber CEO

Newly relocated to Roseville, Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Hanley is running for the state Assembly District 6 seat to be vacated by Beth Gaines. One of the candidates he&r ...

Placer Water, San Juan district establish water supply intertie

The Placer County Water Agency and San Juan Water District have completed construction of a $1.5 million intertie project connecting the two’s treated-water systems. The int ...

Placer County budget rises 2.4 percent to $817 million

Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preserv ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Rocklin’s Bill Halldin announces run for state assembly

One of Rocklin’s most active local business owners, Bill Halldin of Halldin Public Relations, will run for election to the California State Assembly in 2016. Halldin announc ...

Water waste patrols hit the streets in Auburn, Placer

Water waste patrols are now a fact of life in drought-challenged Placer County. The patrols started this week, with Placer County Water Agency employees starting at sunrise and fa ...

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow on budgets, bullet trains and TV's 'American Pickers'

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow visited Auburn this week, touching down on a morning Meddlers meeting and addressing the Auburn Rotary. He also took time to sit down with the Auburn Jour ...

Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Detective’s sacrifice honored by Placer County supes

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the widow of sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. received a commemorative coin award from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to honor his sacr ...