Placer County

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 ...

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 ...