Politics

Noise issues cloud Auburn compatibility study

Residents near Auburn Municipal Airport have spoken up about noise from planes, and Placer County Airport Land Use Commission staff will be providing answers to the board Wednesday ...

Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid

Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...

LaMalfa: High-speed rail money could help shore up state’s drought-related problems

U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa wants the federal government to backtrack on a $3 billion commitment for high-speed rail in California. Instead, LaMalfa said Tuesday that the money should ...

Placer County, Auburn back to dry days after monster storm

The Sierra and Auburn-area foothills are drying out after a five-day deluge that dumped from 8 to 13 inches of rain in the region – and that absence of sought-after moisture ...

Filing season opens on June primary in Placer County

The filing period is on in Placer County for the June 3 primary, with incumbents for a string of county posts including sheriff, assessor and treasurer leading the roster of prospe ...

Greenwood man running for California governor in 2014

Greenwood’s Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz is adding “gubernatorial candidate” to a lengthy list of careers he has carved out in a colorful life. Ambrozewic ...

Christian Valley showdown percolating over proposed water-bill boost

A proposal to raise the cost of water for the 650 customers of Christian Valley Park Community Services District near Auburn will get a public airing in March, and opposition is al ...

Kris Johnson withdraws from Congressional race

Granite Bay resident Kris Johnson announced she was running to represent District 4 in Congress in late January, and on Tuesday she released a statement that she was withdrawing fr ...

64-unit affordable apartment plan in Auburn seeks tax credits to start construction

After coming up short in the past, a Roseville developer has been given more time by Placer County to find low-income-housing tax-credit funding to move the project forward. USA P ...

Placer Water declares drought during a rainstorm that won’t help enough

  The raindrops were falling outside, but the warnings inside the Placer County Water Agency board room in Auburn were that what was expected to be the biggest storm so far t ...

Placer supes, staff jetting to D.C. for annual federal lobbying trip

Two Placer County supervisors and three top staffers are making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., to huddle with Capitol officials next week on current and future federal funding a ...

Are voters ready to give Placer County supes raises?

  Placer County voters could soon be considering giving the Board of Supervisors a hefty pay raise. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to move a recommendation from the c ...

Placer Water official: SoCal “stole our water”

With drought concerns hanging over the region, a Placer County Water Agency official said Tuesday that Southern California “stole” much of the area’s dwindling re ...

Placer supes agree to share tax bucks on 2,470-home development with Lincoln

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a property-tax-sharing agreement with Lincoln on a 521-acre development proposal that promises the construction of 2,471 new home ...

Kris Johnson hopes to unseat McClintock in Congress

A businesswoman and long-time Granite Bay resident has announced her plans to run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Tom McClintock, who she calls a “career politician.” K ...