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Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista library future remains uncertain

Placer County supervisors are willing to look at new ideas for keeping Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries open. But board members stopped short Tuesday – despite a steady str ...

Placer delays vote on Meadow Vista, Loomis library closings

The vote to shut them down them may still come, but Placer County is taking some more time on the possible closure of Meadow Vista and Loomis libraries in the face of budget concer ...

Auburn, Rocklin libraries to close Mondays

Auburn and Rocklin libraries will be behind closed doors on Mondays starting Jan. 26 as the Placer County library system takes what its chief librarian says are temporary steps to ...

Dangerous truck fire contained in Loomis

LOOMIS -- A potential disaster was averted this afternoon after a vehicle near a 500-gallon propane tank caught fire at a business on Swetzer Road, said Jeff Gordon, assistant chi ...

Courts close for Thanksgiving week

When Noe Nolasco, of Rocklin, arrived at the Bill Santucci Justice Center in Roseville Monday morning, he was unaware that he would be welcomed by locked doors. The Superior Cour ...

Bittersweet ending for much-loved Auburn birthing center

More than 10,000 babies and 44 years after if first opened, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital’s just-closed Family Birth Center was being remembered fondly by physicians, staff and ev ...

Auburn State Recreation Area BLM takeover? It’s all about the money

The Bureau of Land Management seems like a logical choice to take over the Auburn State Recreation Area as the U.S Bureau of Reclamation falters on funding. But there’s one big c ...

Taylor Road interchange closure sparks community debate

Area business owners and citizens voiced concerns over a transportation proposal to eliminate the Interstate 80/Taylor Road interchange. During a hearing last Wednesday at the Pl ...

Sierra College Boulevard/Interstate 80 interchange to close this week

Motorists who regularly use the Sierra College Boulevard/I-80 interchange in Rocklin will have to seek alternative routes for 20 days beginning this week. The interchange will be ...