Placer County

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 ...

Sheriff’s Community Awareness Academy taking participants

According to Sheriff Edward N. Bonner, seats are now available for the Placer County Sheriff Department’s popular Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the ...

Drop-off day gives heave-ho to unwanted medications

They’re a headache for water providers and a pain in the neck to landfill operators. So when Placer County and Auburn officials teamed up Saturday to provide a drop-off for expi ...

Dozens of businesses represented at Placer County Job Fair Oct. 9

The economic slowdown means fewer employers have signed up for a booth at the fall Placer County Job Fair. But there are still plenty of options for job seekers, according to Cindy ...

Retiring assessor Dear recommends successor

Bruce Dear, Placer County’s chief assessor for the past 18 years and Rocklin resident, said he wasn’t expecting to retire halfway through his fifth, four-year term. But healt ...