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University on November ballot

Placer County voters will get the chance to weigh in Nov. 8 on a proposal for a regional university and residential development near Roseville. Supervisors voted 3-2 to place an ad ...

Couple dispute ends with battery, crash

Roseville Police took a man into custody Sunday evening after he allegedly kidnapped his girlfriend and made her drive a stolen vehicle, which officers said she crashed to escape f ...

West Nile virus strikes county resident

County health officials announced Tuesday a woman has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first documented human case in Placer County this year. County officials, ...

Murder case postponed

Murder suspect Caleb John Madsen, 23, appeared Monday for a brief court proceeding in a Placer County Superior courtroom. Placer County public defender Mary Beth Akton is represent ...

Supervisors put university issue on November election ballot

Placer County voters will get the chance to weigh in Nov. 8 on a proposal for a regional university and residential development near Roseville. Supervisors voted 3-2 to place an ad ...

Calling on history

It's not often you come across a museum dedicated solely to the history of telephones. Even more rare is to find one that so perfectly blends history, entertainment and education. ...

Providing a calming effect

Bamboo screens, live orchids, hardwood floors and therapy units named "Peace" and "Serenity" might not be what cancer patients expect with radiation oncology. But those Zen-like de ...

The Smog days of Summer

Less than one month into the full summer season, Placer County has already witnessed nine Spare the Air Days, which are declared when the smog levels in the air are high. Today was ...

Local pet store reports theft of cockatoo bird

An apparent thief flew the coop before Petco employees discovered one of the Roseville store's birds was missing. Skyler, a 4-month-old umbrella cockatoo, was taken from its locke ...

Local teenager remembered for spirit, gentle way

Sara Bongartz, who family members say was a gentle soul with a love for music and art, died Saturday from a traffic accident that occurred a few days earlier on her 17th birthday. ...

Deceased Navy SEAL remembered by aunt

Kay Dixon is still awed at the turnaround she witnessed in her nephew, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Danny P. Dietz Jr. of Littleton, Colo. "For a time, he seemed to have no directi ...

Dialing up the past

It's 6:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning when Kirk Doyle groggily reached to answer a telephone ringing irritably next to his bed. At the other end was a woman with a problem. Her ...

Roseville council postpones decision on daytime curfew

Roseville City Council members voted to postpone a final decision on a proposed daytime curfew ordinance at Wednesday night's meeting, when the ordinance was scheduled for a second ...

Douglas exit from westbound I-80 closed

The westbound Interstate 80 exit to Douglas Boulevard will remain closed through Friday as Caltrans crews realign the exit ramp into a new configuration. As an alternate route duri ...

Meeting of the mayors

It's been a fast and furious tenure for Gina Garbolino since being sworn in as Roseville's mayor Nov. 30. Just shy of eight months in office, Garbolino's seen increasingly high-pr ...