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Placer supes OK North Auburn homeless shelter site access

Placer supervisors moved Tuesday to allow a non-profit group access to a county-owned North Auburn building to open a 90-day emergency homeless shelter pilot project. The building ...

New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates

  Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...

Hidden Falls growing pains force Placer parking lot crackdown

It’s a pain to be popular. That’s the mixed message Hidden Falls Regional Park is giving as it wrestles with higher usage and tighter parking. Things came into glarin ...

Costco pullout leaves North Auburn Senior Center plans uncertain

Costco’s about face on a North Auburn store has left the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center’s moving plans up in the air. The Issaquah, Wash. retail corporation made th ...

UPDATE: West Roseville murder suspect, victim had heated exchange

A quiet, upscale neighborhood west of Roseville was jolted by a convoy of patrol cars and CSI vehicles last weekend, after a 21-year-old Sacramento man was allegedly stabbed to dea ...

Another step toward North Auburn-area public-private trail network

A long-planned trails network linking Placer Land Trust, private land holdings and a Placer County park into a single trail network remains on track. Key pieces of land and roadwa ...

Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Gusher in Auburn after water main breaks

The water flowed in torrents down Auburn’s Nevada Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday after workers reportedly drilled into a 12-inch main. The gusher appeared on the side ...

Foresthill Bridge buttoned down to keep ‘catwalkers’ at bay

Placer County moved Thursday to make it even harder for social media-fueled thrill seekers to trespass on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge. The span, the fourth highest in the ...