Politics

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 ...

Ophir concrete batch plant plans quietly disappear

Livingston’s Concrete Service has quietly backed away from plans to build a concrete batch plant in Ophir. As late as 2010, Livingston’s was moving forward through the ...

Placer Water Agency to sell surplus American River water to East Bay MUD

  Placer County Water Agency is moving ahead with the sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of water from the American River that it doesn’t have the capacity to pump for its ...

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 ...