Politics

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 ...

Shadow of a drought: More rain buys Placer Water time to strategize

A series of storms in February and early March haven’t ended drought conditions in the foothills, but they have given the Placer County Water Agency a welcome extension in de ...

Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County supervisor challenged

The Lincoln area’s longtime Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt is being challenged for the seat he has held for 19 years, while a potential opponent for Roseville Super ...

Placer’s primary election deadline today

The deadline for candidate filing to get on the ballot for the June 3 statewide primary is today. Among the offices open for candidates in Placer County are the Board of Superviso ...

PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries

Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...

Concerns, questions greet plan for Christian Valley water-rate rise

Faced with a proposal to raise monthly water rates from $24.50 to $45.58 and even more in the future, Christian Valley Park Community Services District customers turned out in forc ...

Roseville Chamber PAC announces endorsements

The Roseville Chamber Political Action Committee announced its candidate endorsements for the 2014 election cycle Feb. 26, with incumbents Tim Herman and Susan Rohan making the lis ...

Supes tweak Placer’s guidelines for transitional homeless housing

  Placer County supervisors have agreed to language revisions to ensure that changes made three years ago under state Senate Bill 2 on transitional and supportive housing con ...