Wine buffs turn pro with dream acreage

When Mike and Diane Naggiar purchased acreage for a vineyard near the Placer-Nevada county line, their dream was to grow and sell wine grapes. Ten years later, they are not only ...

County workers agree to 12 days no pay

Placer County’s largest labor union has agreed to a plan that erases the threat of layoffs next year in return for taking 12 days off without pay. Members of the Placer Public E ...

Tax-weary locals boost ‘tea party’ turnout

Donna Bell attended her first protest Wednesday. The Auburn resident was one of thousands across the country who took part in tax day “tea parties” to protest excessive govern ...

Assemblyman’s septic bill slips down the drain

Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ attempt to save many of his constituents hundreds of dollars in state-mandated septic-system inspection fees hit a committee roadblock Tuesday. The Rosevi ...