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Placer County refocuses on regional university plan

A joint powers authority could bind Placer County and the city of Roseville to a shared vision of establishing a regional university. Plans for a west Placer County campus lost mo ...

Dry Creek park unveiling planned

The public is invited to attend the grand-opening ceremony for the Dry Creek Community Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19. The 34-acre park is located at 9245 Walerga Road south o ...

Land swap “win-win” for Placer County, school district

  The Placer County Board of Supervisors has approved an exchange of West Roseville properties projected to benefit both the county and the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School ...

Another View: The time is now for a four-year university in Placer County

As a county policy maker, issues like balancing the budget, keeping neighborhoods safe and aligning core public services with our community’s values and quality of life needs ...

Placer supes dial down non-profit donation outlay

Spending is down for the three Placer County supervisors opting for a revenue-sharing program that dispenses grants to non-profit organizations from county funds. Totals compiled ...

Placer County Fair could move from Roseville to Sheridan

AUBURN CA - Could the Placer County Fair make a move from Roseville to Sheridan? That?s the question the Placer County Board of Supervisors may be asking planning staff to study a ...

Supes OK Placer Vineyards plan revision

AUBURN CA - Faced with a new financial paradigm since the housing bubble burst, the once-buoyant Placer Vineyards project gained concessions Tuesday from Placer County that allow 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 ...

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 ...

Supes temporarily halt Placer County’s $100,000 fund for non-profits

Spending from a controversial $100,000 fund for non-profits controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors is now on hold. Voting 3-2 Tuesday to institute a temporary morator ...

Placer’s $100K supes-controlled fund for charity stays in budget for now

Auburn’s 4 th of July fireworks are in no danger of fizzling and there are no plans for the cowboy poets to steer their couplets away from the annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering in Lo ...

$175,000 salary cap for execs? Placer County supes willing to take a look

A $175,000 yearly salary cap for Placer County managers? It?s an option the Placer County Board of Supervisors wants to consider as it deals with deteriorating revenues and a shak ...