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Placer campaign aide’s embezzlement scheme bilked three candidates of $24K

Brian Jagger juggled work on three Placer County political campaigns last year but, unknown to the candidates, he was fleecing all three for a total of more than $24,000. An overv ...

Shuffle continues in wake of two high-level Placer County departures

Changes are taking place in the upper echelons of Placer County management. A year ago, County Executive Officer Tom Miller was flanked by three top-level staffers – Assistant C ...

Granite Bay Supervisor Kirk Uhler could be off the recall hook

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler may not be the subject of a recall drive after all. Members of Save Granite Bay, which is behind a possible recall petition drive, met earlier ...

Drive to recall Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler moves forward

Facing a fight for his political life, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler used a budget meeting Wednesday to lash out at a Granite Bay group mounting a recall drive to remove him ...

Placer’s mPower green-loan program switches on non-residential focus

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program is officially on hold for homeowners but being kept afloat for non-residential customers. A cost-wary Board of Supervisors approved a r ...

Plug pulled on Placer County’s green loans program but red ink still flows

The future’s not so bright for a Placer County loan program set up to help finance greener homes. Not only has the Federal Housing Finance Agency put the fledgling mPower progra ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

Duran emerges the clear winner in bitterly fought Roseville supes race

Jack Duran is the winner in a bitterly fought election battle with Rocky Rockholm for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. But the overall primary electio ...

Duran vs. Rockholm: Opponents not pulling any punches in Placer County supes race

It’s a tale of two campaigns as Rocky Rockholm and Jack Duran duke it out in the race for Roseville-area seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Duran, an attorney and R ...

Sierra College on solar power quest for Rocklin, Grass Valley campuses

Sierra College is planning a major move into solar power at its Rocklin and Grass Valley campuses. With plans for ground-mounted solar cells in parking lots and others on buildin ...

Placer County supes want to know about all merit-raise recipients

Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday with a request by Chairman Kirk Uhler to have all merit increases – not just management hikes – made available for board perusal. Supe ...

Beauty or the bucks?

Is the price to keep Tahoe blue too high? A $1.2-billion estimate for getting Lake Tahoe closer to its original blue is being met with little enthusiasm by Placer County governmen ...

Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks

Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...

Placer County Board of Supervisors opposes California septic system inspections, fees

Foes of a plan to force property owners to pay $325 every five years as part of a statewide septic system inspection program found support at the Placer County Board of Supervisors ...