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Placer County pair held in tri-county car-jacking, assault spree

Two Placer County men were in custody Tuesday after a three-county, three-day crime spree that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office believes started Saturday with a kidnapping and ...

Placer to Kings: Goodbye or good riddance?

While the name still says Sacramento Kings, many of the team’s players have made their home in the gated, upscale communities dotting the foothills of Placer County. And for the ...

Secret cockfighting alive and unwell in Placer County

The report came in as suspicious activity inside a barn on uninhabited, farm property at the southwestern tip of Placer County, including the excited crowing of what sounded like d ...

Seven Placer County workers face layoff ax

Layoffs could be in store for seven of its 2,222 employees as Placer County tightens up its spending plan for the coming year. But a labor leader is suggesting that the county nee ...

Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County

Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...

Placer County pension costs on the rise

Placer County is grappling with a steep rise in pension costs for employees, with payments expected to jump from $38.9 million this year to $53.2 million four years from now. The ...

Local students construct robots for competition

High school students who like technology, robotics or video games can try their hand at creating a technologically advanced game of their own. The students on the South Placer Robo ...

Medicinal marijuana grower: Prop. 19 poorly written, won’t help patients

The buds are sprouting at George Miller’s medicinal marijuana grow, located on property on an isolated hillside somewhere between Auburn and Colfax. They’re sending the sweeti ...