North Auburn

New Placer County Recovery Act program offers hope for homebuyers

North Auburn, Bowman and Foresthill are among the areas Placer County is targeting in a new program to reduce the number of vacant, bank-owned houses and help low- or moderate-inco ...

49 Fire takes toll on pets

Pets – from dogs and cats to birds and tortoises – are part of the pain surrounding the 49 Fire. Many died in the fire, others were injured and many have been taken to the Plac ...

Senate bill sets aside $3 million for major Placer County projects

Funding totaling $3 million for two Placer County projects is included in a new U.S. Senate appropriations bill. The Senate’s energy and water development appropriations bill fo ...

Blind put into a bind

For 34 years, it’s been a place the foothills’ visually impaired population can turn to for education, support and friendship. If it closes because of what Placer School for A ...

Placer residents concerned how deeply state will cut services

The state budget deficit continues to deepen and so do the proposals to cut services that will have an impact in Placer County. On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he’ll ...

County reconsiders use of free cars

Placer County supervisors who have enjoyed free SUVs and cars at taxpayers’ expense may decide today to curb that practice in the future. Supervisors Jim Holmes, Robert Weygandt, ...

Group puts supervisor in hot seat over solar ties

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s status as employee of a solar-power business that has contracted with Placer County is getting some close scrutiny from a Granite Bay group threatening to ...