Politics

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...

Placer County’s death row inmates wait as debate swirls

A recent photo from San Quentin State Prison shows David Rundle no longer the young man tried, convicted and sentenced to death in Placer County for the murders of two women almost ...

Rocklin’s Halldin gets competition for Assembly race from Auburn Chamber CEO

Newly relocated to Roseville, Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Kevin Hanley is running for the state Assembly District 6 seat to be vacated by Beth Gaines. One of the candidates he&r ...

Placer Water, San Juan district establish water supply intertie

The Placer County Water Agency and San Juan Water District have completed construction of a $1.5 million intertie project connecting the two’s treated-water systems. The int ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

Detective’s sacrifice honored by Placer County supes

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the widow of sheriff’s Detective Mike Davis Jr. received a commemorative coin award from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to honor his sacr ...

Trustee’s sale coming for Auburn Airport Industrial Park buildings?

Buildings at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park owned by a Long Beach business are in default and could be sold at auction next month. The land underneath the buildings is owned b ...

Placer County set to spend $1 million on new Sunset Industrial Area plan

Placer County supervisors are poised to approve a $1 million contract with a Sacramento consulting firm to update the Sunset Industrial Area vision. The Sunset Industrial Area is ...

McClintock ahead in 4th District Congress election

U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock was on his way Tuesday to a decisive victory over fellow Republican Art Moore, early results indicated. Moore, an upstart candidate with a military and bu ...

Measure B’s Placer County supes salary increase on way to win

A measure that would boost Placer County Board of Supervisors salaries and tie future increases to neighboring counties was on its way to voter approval Tuesday. With just more th ...

Supes’ proposed raise less than city leaders in Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln

Placer County voters will decide Tuesday if the county’s board of supervisors will get its first raise since 1992, when voters passed a measure that capped the part-time supe ...