Placer County

Consolidation meant to streamline, save county

Placer County expects to save more than $500,000 this fiscal year by reorganizing three departments: the Board of Supervisors Office, County Executive Office and Community Developm ...

Prescription drug ‘take-back’ day to protect community

This Saturday, residents have a place to safety drop off unused or expired medications. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25, Rocklin residents can drop off medications at Whitney Hig ...

Lawyers wrangle over new charges

Attorney Daniel Nicholson said Wednesday Placer County shouldn’t be involved in any new charges against Auburn-area ex-CHP officer Ruben Cesar Salgado. Salgado, 37, and his gir ...

Travelling this weekend? Expect company

Travelers taking to the highways over the holiday weekend can expect a lot of company, roadwork delays and high law enforcement visibility. AAA of Northern California estimates a ...

Rocklin’s Davis family gets a new home habitat

No longer will the Davis family of eight be sharing one bathroom. Thanks to The Foothills Habitat for Humanity of Placer County, they will become owners of a four-bedroom, two-ba ...

Another View: Why you should run for local office

Celebrated as the best example of democracy and cursed as the worst form of fragmented government, special districts, school districts and city councils are California’s most abu ...

Placer County layoffs loom as revenues drop

Placer County’s budget blues are continuing with no end in sight and layoffs again in the picture. The county is moving forward with a budget plan for 2010-11 that is down 5.7 p ...

Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community

The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...

Time for state, county to look at freeway ramps

Placer County opened the Sunset Boulevard overpass Sunday afternoon, culminating a year-long project to improve traffic safety and congestion along the Highway 65 corridor connecti ...

Rockholm responds to criticism over executive raises

District 1 Supervisor Rocky Rockholm told a group of about 75 supporters Wednesday that he has been wrongly criticized over his vote to hike the pay of several county executives. ...

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 ...

June primary paperwork available

The June 8 Statewide Direct Primary Election is quickly approaching. The paperwork that potential candidates can use to reduce or eliminate their mandatory filing fee is now avai ...

County: 30 trees fall in one day

Placer County road workers said they were trying to keep their heads above the water that continued to pour down Wednesday. “Today we’ve had over 30 trees go down, mostly in t ...

McClintock speaks candidly about what’s happening

Congressman Tom McClintock made visits to several locations in Placer County last week, including one Rocklin insurance business, Franklin Elementary School in Loomis and a few loc ...

2010 census: Drive revs up for the count

The U.S. Census Bureau is using tour buses to drive home the point that it’s best to be counted. The bureau launched the traveling show in early January, sending out the vehicl ...