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History made with Placer County Torah dedication

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Placer County construction is percolating, aiding Placer County’s continuing employment picture. The Employment Development Department reported Friday that Placer County&rsq ...