Politics

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer supes honor retiring Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove

(Auburn Journal photo) Retiring Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove holds aloft the commendation he received Tuesday from the Placer County Board of Supervisors for his w ...

Mixed business impacts stir debate over North Auburn Costco

  A North Auburn bakery has an uncertain future as it prepares to leave the Placer County-owned building it has prepared desserts and breads out of for more than three decade ...

New shopping center proposed for North Auburn

North Auburn’s retail future has grown even bigger with a new proposal now moving through the Placer County planning process to construct a shopping center on a Highway 49 pa ...

Placer County moves to secure parkland near Colfax

Placer County has moved to secure riverfront parkland near Colfax from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., while the Auburn Recreation District isn’t far behind on two Auburn-are ...

North Auburn senior center looking but yet to find new location

Has the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center locked in a location for a move from property targeted for a teardown and a new Costco in North Auburn? Supervisor Jim Holmes indicated d ...