I-80 ‘hot lane’ takes back seat

The new trend in freeway design won’t be coming to Placer County anytime soon. The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency studied and ultimately shot down a proposal that ...

Placer’s mPower green-loan program switches on non-residential focus

Placer County’s mPower green-loan program is officially on hold for homeowners but being kept afloat for non-residential customers. A cost-wary Board of Supervisors approved a r ...

Our View: Sierra’s next prez should have vision, be much more visible

The communiqué was short and delivered with little fanfare, but the message was clear: Sierra College is looking for a problem-solver to be its next president. The college’s se ...

Rocklin man sentenced after sexual assault

A Rocklin man found guilty of oral copulation of an unconscious male was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jail and must register as a sexual offender. Ladd Douglas Wiidanen, 42, w ...

Family’s pet burro, 23, suffers chemical attack

Placer County Animal Services is investigating an attack on a Penryn burro that suffered chemical burns. Betsy, a 23-year-old burro, is owned by Shannon and Bob McClurg, of Penry ...