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Former top Placer County official Rich Colwell pays up for Political Reform Act breach

Placer County’s former No. 2 administrator Rich Colwell has agreed to pay an $800 penalty for failing to report real estate he owns in Lincoln on conflict-of-interest statements. ...

Bohemia project wins support

Plans for a Wal-Mart-Costco-type store in North Auburn are on their way to the Placer County Planning Commission with the blessing of the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council. T ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...

Local members of 442nd attend documentary reception

Central Square in Auburn was filled last week during a reception for the Northern California premiere of the World War II documentary “Valor with Honor.” The film by Burt Take ...

Firing fireworks off-limits in Loomis

There’s lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks within ...

Home winemakers uncork best vintages for competition

Homemade wine has come a long way in Placer County. The Fifth Annual Home Winemakers Competition and Barbecue, presented by the Placer County Wine and Grape Association, will judg ...

Loomis mayor seeks sanctuary for horse rescues

Mayor Gary Liss is searching for 5 to 10 acres of land to establish a temporary horse sanctuary in Loomis. “The horses have the need now. There are horses waiting to be rescued, ...

Town debates agricultural review

The Loomis Planning Commission is considering the requirement of an environmental review for agricultural open space planned within a residential subdivision. According to Perry ...

Burn permits suspended for the summer

Chief Brad Harris of the Cal Fire, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit has announced the suspension of residential burn permits, effective today. The annual suspension of burn permits is decl ...

Old-fashioned fun, fireworks served up in Colfax

For a small town, the Loomis Basin has an abundance of summer activities to offer. Whether it's concerts, car shows, sports events, plays, music, swimming, hiking, walking or bikin ...