Placer County

Placer County home values plummet

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Judge tentatively rules county counsel open for defense questioning in Ollar-Burris case

A retired judge tentatively ruled that the special counsel representing Placer County in a long-standing case against one of its former planning commissioners will have to give a d ...

Supervisors OK mandatory 4-day furlough

Placer County supervisors acted Tuesday to shore up a projected $9.6-million loss in revenue this year with a series of cost-cutting measures that includes a mandatory four-day fur ...

Placer County’s Christmas closing proposal criticized

Placer County’s employee union asked the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to consider alternatives to a plan that would see offices closed during the week of Dec. 22 through Dec. 26. ...

Get ready to celebrate that favorite fall-winter fruit

Mandarin fans can participate in the 15th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival being held this weekend at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The festival will include 13 mandarin growers c ...