Politics

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 ...

Placer County set to spend $1 million on new Sunset Industrial Area plan

Placer County supervisors are poised to approve a $1 million contract with a Sacramento consulting firm to update the Sunset Industrial Area vision. The Sunset Industrial Area is ...

McClintock ahead in 4th District Congress election

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock was on his way Tuesday to a decisive victory over fellow Republican Art Moore, early results indicated. Moore, an upstart candidate with a military and bu ...

Measure B’s Placer County supes salary increase on way to win

A measure that would boost Placer County Board of Supervisors salaries and tie future increases to neighboring counties was on its way to voter approval Tuesday. With just more th ...

Supes’ proposed raise less than city leaders in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln

Placer County voters will decide Tuesday if the county’s board of supervisors will get its first raise since 1992, when voters passed a measure that capped the part-time supe ...

Auburn, Placer County start to heal, deal with PTSD symptoms

Saying goodbye is only the beginning. Following the shooting deaths of Placer County sheriff’s detective Mike Davis and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy Danny Oliver ...

Newcomer candidates get seasoned fast

  Political campaigning is hard, and it can be an eye-opening experience for the unseasoned candidate. Two local candidates, Art Moore, who is running against incumbent Rep. ...

Prop. 47 triggers strong emotions in region

This fall, Californians will vote on Proposition 47, an initiative that will determine if some of the most common property and drug crimes will be reduced from felony to a misdemea ...

McClintock, Moore exchange blows in heated debate

Congressman Tom McClintock and opposing congressional candidate Art Moore locked horns during a contentious debate centered on voting record, district residency and legislative exp ...

Law steps up safety for animal control

Life may have gotten a little safer for animal control officers in the state. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation by Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, which could provide gr ...

Placer County hires San Antonio expert for homeless study

Looking for answers to the continuing problem of homelessness, Placer County is mounting a $49,500       study to examine current needs and possible f ...

Grand Jury issues pointed report on Costco site, seniors

The Placer County Grand Jury is recommending that supervisors tap a $1.3 million enterprise fund to help Seniors First move from the DeWitt Center, which it’s being ousted fr ...

Earth Day water wars topic stirs debate at Sierra College forum

ROCKLIN – Water was the Earth Day topic at a Sierra College forum Tuesday that delved into everything from the current drought to the prospects of sea levels rising in future ...

Placer County can toast its good health – and raise its wheatgrass glass high

Looking for a healthy lifestyle? Look no further than Placer County, according to rankings in a new survey on the overall health of California residents. Placer County ranked No. ...