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Placer County out in front of Auburn, Roseville storm-shelter needs

Auburn’s most storm-vulnerable residents are finding shelter from Placer County, the American Red Cross and The Gathering Inn. Storm-specific emergency shelters are being op ...

Placer County joins region in job gains

The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...

Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries

New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...

Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman

A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...

West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman’s death

Placer County health officials are calling the weekend death of an Ophir woman a “probable case” of West Nile virus. Joyce Richter passed away Saturday following a mon ...

Construction boosts Placer County’s June job numbers

Placer County construction is percolating, aiding Placer County’s continuing employment picture. The Employment Development Department reported Friday that Placer County&rsq ...

County enjoying job surge

Placer County was the leader in an April surge in the area for job finders. Figures released Friday by the state Office of Economic Development showed that Placer’s unemploy ...

Placer County can toast its good health – and raise its wheatgrass glass high

Looking for a healthy lifestyle? Look no further than Placer County, according to rankings in a new survey on the overall health of California residents. Placer County ranked No. ...

Cooperative Extension aims to teach beginning farmers the ropes

Whether driven by an idyllic view of working with the land or a commitment to the local food movement, farming in the Sierra foothills is attracting smart and passionate adherents. ...

Suspects in deadly pursuit were unsupervised after Placer crimes

Three suspects who allegedly caused the deaths of two people Wednesday by triggering a high-speed pursuit in Auburn had been the subjects of an extensive Roseville police investiga ...