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Placer Superior Court seeks volunteers for grand jury

Placer County Superior Court is seeking applications from Placer County residents interested in serving on the 2014-15 grand jury. The grand jury’s term of service starts Ju ...

Placer County unemployment up for January

While several local industries are showing gains in employment, the end of the holiday shopping season has spurred an increase in Placer County’s jobless rate. According to ...

Noise issues cloud Auburn compatibility study

Residents near Auburn Municipal Airport have spoken up about noise from planes, and Placer County Airport Land Use Commission staff will be providing answers to the board Wednesday ...

Abandoned in 1949, sisters find each other

Returning to her Cloverdale, Ore., home after going out for shopping and dinner, Ann Bodyfelt spotted the red light on her phone’s answering machine. The message it was sig ...

Placer County could ease rules on A-frame, portable signs

With an eye on helping businesses still reeling from the Great Recession, Placer County is moving toward temporarily legalizing A-frame and portable signs through at least mid-Octo ...

Filing season opens on June primary in Placer County

The filing period is on in Placer County for the June 3 primary, with incumbents for a string of county posts including sheriff, assessor and treasurer leading the roster of prospe ...

64-unit affordable apartment plan in Auburn seeks tax credits to start construction

After coming up short in the past, a Roseville developer has been given more time by Placer County to find low-income-housing tax-credit funding to move the project forward. USA P ...

New website available on eco-friendly landscape design

A new website is now available to Placer and Sacramento county residents looking to reduce their outdoor water use in the midst of a historic drought, while creating a beautiful la ...

Placer supes agree to share tax bucks on 2,470-home development with Lincoln

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a property-tax-sharing agreement with Lincoln on a 521-acre development proposal that promises the construction of 2,471 new home ...

Furry friends provide support to those in need

From the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut to the stress and angst of finals week at Sacramento State University, friendly dogs in vests ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Kris Johnson hopes to unseat McClintock in Congress

A businesswoman and long-time Granite Bay resident has announced her plans to run for U.S. Congress against Rep. Tom McClintock, who she calls a “career politician.” K ...

New health chief hopes to fine-tune Placer County wellness

Growing up near Knoxville, Tenn., Placer County’s new health chief Dr. Robert Oldham saw the trials and tribulations of some of his city’s neediest residents on a near- ...

Placer residents have close encounters of the wild kind

Placer County residents are noticing an increase in wildlife near roads, in livestock fields and even foraging through backyards, causing speculation as to whether or not the droug ...

Game on for 2014 Placer County election hopefuls

Candidates – and the Placer County Clerk-Recorder’s Office – are already gearing up for the June 3 primary election. The most public indicator is activity at the ...