Placer County

Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising

Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...

Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy

A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...

Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...

Despite economy, county gives execs raises

The recent decision to give county managers salary increases has raised questions among some employees about the actual budget situation. At the Tuesday Placer County Board of Su ...

Group puts supervisor in hot seat over solar ties

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s status as employee of a solar-power business that has contracted with Placer County is getting some close scrutiny from a Granite Bay group threatening to ...

Supervisors support rollback of septic-system inspections

Placer County supervisors have added their support to a bill by Assemblyman Ted Gaines to stave off mandatory septic-system inspections. Supervisors voted at Tuesday’s meeting t ...

Who’s willing to step up in a time of need?

In taking the oath of office on a bitterly cold winter afternoon last month, President Barack Hussein Obama told millions of Americans that challenges of war, economy, terrorism, ...

Search and Rescue volunteers needed

The Placer County Sheriff’s Mountain Rescue Team is currently recruiting new volunteer members. The team meets in, and operates from Auburn. Team members are men and women over ...

Placer County home values plummet

Placer County hasn’t seen a median home price in the $270,000 range since 2002, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Due to high activity and a crush of buyers — many fi ...

Placer County shuts doors until Tuesday

Placer County offices at its North Auburn administrative center were shut Thursday for the Lincoln’s birthday holiday and its parking lots emptied during the first of a five-day ...