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Placer County budget rises 2.4 percent to $817 million
Wednesday Sep 16 2015
Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preserv ...
History made with Placer County Torah dedication
Friday Jun 19 2015
Sounds of joy emanated Sunday from the Chabad House in Granite Bay for the dedication of the first community Torah of Placer County. More than 100 people filled the Chabad House i ...
Placer County on alert for measles spread
Thursday Jan 29 2015
Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...
Slain detective to be honored by Placer County supes
Tuesday Jan 06 2015
Heroism of the highest order will be honored today when the Board of Supervisors presents commemorative coin awards to the family of Placer County sheriff’s Detective Mike Da ...
Rural Placer County mandarin orchard preserved
Wednesday Dec 31 2014
Rural Placer County mandarin grower Rich Ferreira said he’s seen the land around him slowly gentrified over his lifetime. With deep roots in the soil that grows mandarins, l ...
Placer County out in front of Auburn, Roseville storm-shelter needs
Thursday Dec 11 2014
Auburn’s most storm-vulnerable residents are finding shelter from Placer County, the American Red Cross and The Gathering Inn. Storm-specific emergency shelters are being op ...
Placer County joins region in job gains
Tuesday Nov 25 2014
The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...
Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries
Friday Nov 14 2014
New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...
Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman
Thursday Oct 23 2014
A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...
West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death
Thursday Oct 16 2014
Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...
Construction boosts Placer County’s June job numbers
Sunday Jul 20 2014
Placer County construction is percolating, aiding Placer County’s continuing employment picture. The Employment Development Department reported Friday that Placer County&rsq ...
County enjoying job surge
Sunday May 18 2014
Placer County was the leader in an April surge in the area for job finders. Figures released Friday by the state Office of Economic Development showed that Placer’s unemploy ...
Placer County can toast its good health – and raise its wheatgrass glass high
Sunday Apr 13 2014
Looking for a healthy lifestyle? Look no further than Placer County, according to rankings in a new survey on the overall health of California residents. Placer County ranked No. ...
Cooperative Extension aims to teach beginning farmers the ropes
Friday Apr 11 2014
Whether driven by an idyllic view of working with the land or a commitment to the local food movement, farming in the Sierra foothills is attracting smart and passionate adherents. ...
Placer County budget in recovery mode
Wednesday Mar 26 2014
Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...
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