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Shop Placer County’s small businesses this holiday season

Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities. Now that the  holiday shopping season is in full swing, I would like to share how our communities benefit from your ...

Crime In Your Community: Sprint tower theft; Gold-laden sand pile missing; More

  Oct. 30 Rose Ann Miller Lathum, 34, of Merced was arrested in the 2200-block of North Auburn’s Grass Valley Highway on suspicion of being under the influence of a co ...

Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave

A pair of suspects caught on security camera are believed to be responsible for a mini-crime wave in Placer County that includes a Home Depot theft in North Auburn. The Placer Cou ...

Roseville truck driver escapes blaze

Early Wednesday afternoon, a semi-truck caught on fire, according to Roseville Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Pote. “Roseville Fire responded to a semi tractor tr ...

Camp Fire smoke causes Placer County schools to close; air quality conditions continue to worsen

With the Camp Fire burning in Butte County, Placer County Air Quality Control District officials are warning that hazardous conditions are also in Placer County. As a result, schoo ...

Parade on pause; smoke postpones Roseville event to Dec 15

  Just as residents of Placer County were getting ready to kick off this magical time of the year, they learned they will have to wait just a bit a longer. Much like many are ...

Placer County’s dirty air causing closures

Smoke levels in Placer County are unhealthy today, air-quality officials are warning. According to readings by the Placer County Air Pollution Control District, the Auburn, Rosevi ...

Cal Fire update; death toll climbs, containments improving

The wildfire burning in Butte County has now claimed 48 lives, making it the deadliest wildfire in California history. The death toll has now exceed the  1933 Griffith Park Fi ...

Devastating wildfire; could it happen here?

California is enduring historic wildfires across the state. According to CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) the Camp Fire north of Sacramento and east ...

Thank you, every candidate, for running

The local election season is almost over, as the Placer County Elections Office has until Dec. 6 by election code to audit all ballots and release official race results. That mean ...

Bad air-quality advisory lasts through Friday

The Placer County Public Health Officer and Placer County Air Pollution Control District re-issued a joint air quality advisory Tuesday about poor air-quality conditions in western ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Nov. 27, 2008 The first-grade classes of Carolyn Basque and Kathryn Leupp were preparing for a Tha ...

Monday update; California Wildfires

While many areas in our region are suffering dangerous levels of smoke from the California wildfires, many from our area have family and loved ones who have been victim to one o ...

What connects us

Connection: a relationship in which a person, thing or idea is linked or associated with something else. These past few weeks, I have been connected to some tragic happenings in t ...

What connects us

Connection: a relationship in which a person, thing or idea is linked or associated with something else. These past few weeks, I have been connected to some tragic happenings in t ...