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Incumbents Montgomery, Holmes, Uhler leading in Placer supes races

AUBURN CA - All three of Placer County?s standing supervisors up for election were on their way to victory Tuesday night, early vote totals indicated. Election returns posted by 1 ...

All AR 50 trails lead to Auburn

Scott Smith is using Saturday’s American River 50-mile Endurance Run to ramp up his preparation for his first attempt at Western States in June. West Bourgalt is looking to qual ...

Placer schools add power to All Star roster

DANVILLE _ Almost a dozen players from Placer County schools were selected to represent Sacramento in the Holiday Classic All Star football game to be played Friday, 7 p.m. Among t ...

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Placer campaign aide’s embezzlement scheme bilked three candidates of $24K

Brian Jagger juggled work on three Placer County political campaigns last year but, unknown to the candidates, he was fleecing all three for a total of more than $24,000. An overv ...

Medical marijuana crackdown gets reaction from those in industry

A recent directive from the federal government telling several California medical marijuana facilities to shut their doors inspired locals connected to the industry to speak out. ...

Auburn Festival provides fall kick-off fun

Ready for some giant pumpkins, creative costumes and thrilling scarecrows? It’s time again for the Auburn Community Festival. Saturday is the 15th year of the annual event, and ...

Supes agree to Auburn’s redistricting shift into rural District 5

Placer County supervisors set new borders for their five districts Tuesday, with the most notable change being the complete shift of the whole of the city of Auburn into District 5 ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

State prisoner shift starts in Placer County under funding cloud

Starting this week, Placer County will assume responsibility for about 30 new offenders a month as the state shifts more of the burden for nonviolent and non-serious crimes from st ...