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Budget crisis impacts agricultural marketing program
Tuesday Jul 21 2009
Placer County’s agricultural marketing program is in limbo — a victim of the state’s budget crisis. But the county’s Agriculture Department remains optimistic it can be sal ...
Placer woman dies from H1N1 virus
Friday Jul 17 2009
A Rocklin woman has become the first Placer County resident to die while infected with H1N1 flu virus. The middle-aged woman died July 5 in a hospital outside the county, according ...
Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising
Tuesday Jul 14 2009
Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...
Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy
Wednesday Jul 08 2009
A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...
Spending keeps growing
Wednesday Jul 08 2009
With John Mendes, disgraced former CEO of the Placer County Superior Court, allegedly awarding himself unauthorized raises in excess of $400,000 one would think that those involved ...
Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth
Tuesday Jun 30 2009
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...
Despite economy, county gives execs raises
Wednesday Jun 24 2009
The recent decision to give county managers salary increases has raised questions among some employees about the actual budget situation. At the Tuesday Placer County Board of Su ...
Group puts supervisor in hot seat over solar ties
Wednesday Mar 11 2009
Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s status as employee of a solar-power business that has contracted with Placer County is getting some close scrutiny from a Granite Bay group threatening to ...
Supervisors support rollback of septic-system inspections
Tuesday Mar 10 2009
Placer County supervisors have added their support to a bill by Assemblyman Ted Gaines to stave off mandatory septic-system inspections. Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s meeting t ...
Flu bug hits local schools
Sunday Mar 08 2009
A particularly nasty round of flu is striking Placer and Del Oro high schools. The strain has been described as like getting run over by a Mack truck and is keeping students at ho ...
Placer County home values plummet
Monday Feb 16 2009
Placer County hasn’t seen a median home price in the $270,000 range since 2002, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Due to high activity and a crush of buyers — many fi ...
Union sounds alarm about possibility of county layoffs
Saturday Feb 14 2009
Saying members have been put on notice that layoffs are in the offing for Community Development Resource Agency staff, Placer County’s employee union wants more consideration of ...
Placer County shuts doors until Tuesday
Thursday Feb 12 2009
Placer County offices at its North Auburn administrative center were shut Thursday for the Lincoln’s birthday holiday and its parking lots emptied during the first of a five-day ...
County spent $4.8 million on overtime
Wednesday Feb 11 2009
Placer County spent more than $4.8 million on paid overtime to employees in 2008 during a year of budget cutbacks and layoffs. The Sheriff’s Department spent more than $3.1 milli ...
Burglary suspects allegedly linked to at least 10 thefts in Placer County
Monday Feb 02 2009
A Nevada County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested two burglary suspects believed to be tied to at least 10 Placer County thefts during a midnight stop. Jason Bianchi, 24, and Ch ...
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