Politics

2 state bills would choke businesses

Over the years, California has earned a reputation of not being friendly to business interests, and thus we have seen states like Texas come try to pry businesses to move out of ou ...

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. ...

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...

Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?

Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...

North Auburn senior center taking look at offer of land to relocate

Flush with a pledge of more than $500,000 to help relocate to make way for a possible Costco in North Auburn, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is also looking into an offer of ...

Placer County’s North Auburn Wal-Mart environmental issue back in court

Wal-Mart approvals by the Placer County Board of Supervisors are back in court. And the Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Area Environment is asking for the county to issu ...

Auburn chefs weigh in on barehanded or glove contact regulation changes

A new state law that brings California into alignment with most other states will see a new look for food preparers from the humblest fast-food establishment to the highest end eat ...

Placer County budget in recovery mode

Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...