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Auburn’s Riverview Drive shootout street honors Detective Mike Davis

Evidence of a gun battle on Auburn’s Riverview Drive has been replaced with a memorial honoring Detective Mike Davis. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office peace officer ...

Placer, Sacramento counties team for “unique” murder prosecution

SACRAMENTO – Placer and Sacramento County’s legal machinery is gearing up for team prosecution of a Utah couple formally charged Tuesday with murder in the deaths of tw ...

Shock gives way to mourning after deputy deaths

Shock is giving way to grief after the shooting deaths of two deputies – one in Auburn, the other in Sacramento – touched off a massive manhunt for their killer. The s ...

Street smarts and book smarts

One of Placer County’s top officials is newly armed with a deep knowledge of homeland security. Devon Bell, 47, undersheriff of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, com ...

Roseville Vice Mayor Garcia honored by Placer County D.A.

Roseville Vice Mayor Carol Garcia is this year’s recipient of the “Heart of the Community Award,” issued by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. T ...

Placer County wish lists include money to open South Placer jail, smoother roads

  Everything from opening the South Placer Adult Correctional Facility on a scaled-down basis, bumping up the road-repair budget and building on North Auburn’s Placer C ...

Changes afoot for Auburn as political boundaries being redrawn

The once-every-decade overhaul of local, state and congressional boundary lines is moving into the fine-tuning stages. For Auburn, the biggest proposed changes could result in ...

New Roseville jail will have arraignment courtroom after all

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a jail courtroom for arraignments at the 390-bed South Placer Adult Correctional Facility now under construction in Roseville. T ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...