Politics

Haves, have-nots in Placer supes election funding

The haves and the have-nots turn out to be the incumbents and the challengers in Auburn-area Board of Supervisors races. As June 7 election day approaches, sitting Supervisors Jim ...

Rocklin's Halldin, seven others go head-to-head in GOP debate

With eight years of a Democratic White House behind them and a highly controversial presidential nominee ahead, Placer County Republicans attended the season’s first debate f ...

Highway 49 North Auburn bypass back on the political table

The long-simmering question of building a bypass around Auburn to eliminate Highway 49 traffic congestion was dusted off Tuesday. The resurrection of a much-discussed, long-buried ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Filing starts for Placer election candidates

The first flurry of Placer County candidate activity kicked off the start of the June 7 primary election filing period Monday. By mid-afternoon, three candidates took out papers & ...

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

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 ...