Placer County

Rocklin schools’ API scores best in county

The students, teachers and staff of Rocklin Unified School District have something to celebrate. Academic Performance Index scores, a single score ranging from 200 to 1,000 that ...

You gotta eat: How to bag bargain buys

Blowing into a supermarket with no shopping list, on an empty stomach and no game plan in mind is so 2005 as families grapple with recessionary concerns. Four or so years ago, whe ...

Senate bill sets aside $3 million for major Placer County projects

Funding totaling $3 million for two Placer County projects is included in a new U.S. Senate appropriations bill. The Senate’s energy and water development appropriations bill fo ...

Public feeling fallout from furlough days

Friday was a furlough day for Placer County and the impact was being felt deep into a community used to open doors and personal contact five days a week. Wright Pierce stood in the ...

County offices will close Friday to cut costs

Most Placer County offices will be closed Friday, Aug. 7 as a cost-saving measure. All county emergency response and 24-hour-a-day services will continue uninterrupted on Friday, ...

County may impose contract on Sheriff’s association

Placer supervisors could impose a temporary end to long-standing negotiations between the county and the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. The contract between the county and assoc ...

Placer unemployment climbs

As unemployment edges up across the state and the nation, Placer County is feeling the reverberations, too. Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor for the county refl ...

Inspection fee plan to air at MACs

A new State Water Resources Control Board proposal that could hit septic system users in the pocketbook will be discussed at a series of meetings this month in Placer County. With ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...

Supes name new director of Community Development Resource Agency

Michael Johnson, who currently serves as Placer County’s planning director, has been named Community Development Resource Agency director. In closed session Tuesday, the Boar ...

County looks at cost-cutting options

Rebuffed by its employees’ union over a proposal to close Placer County offices for four days at Christmas, the Board of Supervisors will be discussing new options Tuesday that i ...

Mentors of memories

Almost everyone has a special memory from his or her childhood, whether it is of a birthday party or perhaps a trip to the zoo. But for more than 70,000 children in the California ...

Help is out there for eager job seekers

Placer County’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent for August and September, according to statistics from the California Employment Development Department. Statewide, unemployment ...

Artists gather for local art tour

The 15th annual Autumn Arts Studios Tour showcasing local artists’ works begins Friday and continues throughout the weekend at Finn Hall in Rocklin. Local artist, teacher and ...

Time to party

No matter your partisanship, there’s nothing like an Election Day party. All eyes will be glued to television screens around Placer County as national presidential election ret ...