Politics

Placer County can toast its good health – and raise its wheatgrass glass high

Looking for a healthy lifestyle? Look no further than Placer County, according to rankings in a new survey on the overall health of California residents. Placer County ranked No. ...

Placer Water: 10 percent water cut good but 20 percent better

Placer County Water Agency is appealing to the public to shoot for a voluntary 10 percent water-use reduction in the wake of projected lower water availability from Pacific Gas &am ...

Will Placer Water be imposing drought-related water-use restrictions?

Placer County Water Agency is poised to take steps that could result in voluntary water-use reductions on outdoor lawn or garden irrigation. Under a draft plan that was presented ...

North Auburn senior center taking look at offer of land to relocate

Flush with a pledge of more than $500,000 to help relocate to make way for a possible Costco in North Auburn, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is also looking into an offer of ...

Placer County’s North Auburn Wal-Mart environmental issue back in court

Wal-Mart approvals by the Placer County Board of Supervisors are back in court. And the Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Area Environment is asking for the county to issu ...

Placer County budget in recovery mode

Placer County’s finances are continuing in recovery mode, the Board of Supervisors learned Tuesday. Andy Heath, Placer County deputy CEO of finance, administration and budge ...

Placer supes honor retiring Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove

(Auburn Journal photo) Retiring Auburn Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove holds aloft the commendation he received Tuesday from the Placer County Board of Supervisors for his w ...

Mixed business impacts stir debate over North Auburn Costco

  A North Auburn bakery has an uncertain future as it prepares to leave the Placer County-owned building it has prepared desserts and breads out of for more than three decade ...

New shopping center proposed for North Auburn

North Auburn’s retail future has grown even bigger with a new proposal now moving through the Placer County planning process to construct a shopping center on a Highway 49 pa ...

Placer County moves to secure parkland near Colfax

Placer County has moved to secure riverfront parkland near Colfax from Pacific Gas & Electric Co., while the Auburn Recreation District isn’t far behind on two Auburn-are ...

North Auburn senior center looking but yet to find new location

Has the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center locked in a location for a move from property targeted for a teardown and a new Costco in North Auburn? Supervisor Jim Holmes indicated d ...

Placer Superior Court seeks volunteers for grand jury

Placer County Superior Court is seeking applications from Placer County residents interested in serving on the 2014-15 grand jury. The grand jury’s term of service starts Ju ...

McClintock election challenge comes from within GOP ranks

A long-term office holder. A challenger from within the party ranks. And a loss in the general election. It’s a formula that veteran Bay Area Democratic Party Congressman Pe ...

Speed bumps emerge in Costco contract for North Auburn store

Four of five Placer County supervisors gave their OK to proposed key business and financial terms for an option to lease 16 acres of property in North Auburn that Costco Wholesale ...

Clutter or business boon? Placer County easing sign restrictions to boost economy

With a goal of helping businesses boost their bottom lines, Placer County supervisors approved Tuesday a temporary easing of rules governing A-frames and other portable signs. Whi ...