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Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Grizzlies host Dig Pink night next Thursday

About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime according to breastcancer.org This upcoming Thursday, as the Granite Bay High girl ...

WOLVERINE STRONG: Sierra College’s promising 2015 football season

Derrick Achayo’s muscles have muscles. The hulking 6-foot-4-inch, 255-pound offensive lineman who graduated from Oakmont High in 2014 is one of six Sierra College football p ...

History made with Placer County Torah dedication

Sounds of joy emanated Sunday from the Chabad House in Granite Bay for the dedication of the first community Torah of Placer County. More than 100 people filled the Chabad House i ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

England’s Warwick University moving on Placer County campus

England’s University of Warwick has taken the first official step to establish a campus in Placer County, near Roseville. Plans announced today by the school call for a phas ...

Rural Placer County mandarin orchard preserved

Rural Placer County mandarin grower Rich Ferreira said he’s seen the land around him slowly gentrified over his lifetime. With deep roots in the soil that grows mandarins, l ...

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 ...