Placer County

Free H1N1 vaccine clinics set

Placer County Department of Health and Human Services has announced three free public H1N1 vaccine clinics. The first will is set for 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Community ...

Placer flu vaccinations now expanded to anyone

Kim Nilsson of Lincoln thought Placer County’s first public H1N1 flu-shot clinic on Monday might be a madhouse, so she arrived two hours early. Turns out she was the only one th ...

First installment of property taxes due

Placer County Treasurer-Tax Collector Jenine Windeshausen is reminding property owners that they have until 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, to make the first installment of their annual ...

County says $700,000 lawsuit ‘not real’

A lawsuit claming the county owes a construction company at least $700,000 is “just not real,” according to an attorney for Placer County. Valerie Flood, supervising deputy c ...

Trend of buying out contracts is just too costly

The Auburn Journal headline this week screamed, “Buyouts pay execs to leave.” The accompanying article by reporter Gus Thomson detailed how local elected officials handed out ...

$1.2 million to fight poverty locally

Help is on the way for the growing problem of homelessness in Placer County. Eight nonprofits serving the region will share $1.2 million in federal stimulus funds over the next tw ...

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 prepares for big one at Tahoe

Scientists say the Lake Tahoe area is overdue for a major earthquake. But a quake won’t catch Placer County flat-footed. It’s something the county’s emergency services divis ...

Our View: County employees should drive their own cars

Placer County supervisors agreed this week to raise bus fares for those who can afford it the least. Rather than take a courageous stand and encourage the use of public transportat ...

Placer County treats first swine flu patient

Placer County announced its first swine flu recipient Monday. A 58-year-old Roseville resident is the first recorded case of the swine flu, now called H1N1 flu, in the county. ...

Placer County healthcare worker believed to be latest area flu case

A Sacramento County resident who works in Placer County has been identified as the fifth probable swine flu case in that county. Dr. Glennah Trochet, Sacramento County public heal ...

Rocklin schools ready to take on swine flu

Sanitizing, cleaning and re-cleaning are Rocklin Unified School District’s weapons against the swine flu. Using Oxifour, a powerful disinfectant that sanitizes surfaces within ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stimulus funds to boost senior jobs program

A $120 million infusion of federal funds to help seniors find jobs will bring about $90,000 to the Placer County Experience Works program. The money is part of the American Recove ...