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Placer County grand jury: Better security for Auburn courthouse, Lincoln Police

The Placer County grand jury is calling for better security at the Placer County Courthouse and Lincoln Police facilities. The Lincoln Police facility didn’t fare well, with the ...

New Placer County chip charge kindles fire concerns

Placer County’s chipper service is going from free to $40 starting Aug. 2. But concerns are already being expressed that the new fee will discourage people from clearing brush a ...

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 ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

Placer County’s veterans advocate is District 3 Employee of the Year

Rocklin’s Rick Buckman is something of a magician as he works inside the confines of county government. He doesn’t pull rabbits out of a hat though or make cards disappear. B ...

Placer County Fire to bill insurers for auto crash call-outs?

Placer County has plans to get a cut of insurance money available when out-of-area motorists cause accidents inside its fire department’s boundaries. Under a proposal to be cons ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

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 ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Potential new wave of H1N1 keeps Placer County vaccine clinics going

Things are relatively flu-free for now but Placer County is girding for a possible third, stronger wave of H1N1. The first two rounds took place last spring and in the late fall. ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Audit reveals questionable Placer County spending

Placer County’s development department skirted county and department policies in failing to log receipts for purchases, skipping required approvals for orders of supplies and mad ...

High-tech Recovery Act road project aids Placer County motorists

Federal stimulus funds for traffic sensors are aiding Placer County commuters on Highway 65. Located under the pavement, the sensors provide real-time information for Caltrans at ...

New round of vaccination clinics in Placer County slated to start Monday

With more H1N1 vaccine arriving, Placer County will be holding more clinics starting Monday. The clinics are being held for Placer County residents who are at high risk for compli ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...