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Ex-congressman John Doolittle steps into new lobbying role

Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle has returned to Washington, D.C.’s Beltway – this time as a lobbyist. But his heart’s still in Placer County and – with homes in both Rosev ...

Fatal freefall: Jobless contractor took desperate turn into bank robbery

Hours before suspected bank robber Gregory Ray DeFord was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy, he had told his wife that he would not go to prison. Deann DeFord said she had s ...

Between a rock and a hard place: Questions surround Placer DA charges for Colfax youths

Did District Attorney Brad Fenocchio go too far in the case of three Colfax-area youths his office has elevated to adult court from the juvenile justice system? Or is it a case of ...

Call safety is being ignored

I get so outraged at the drivers who are still talking on their phones while driving, I wish they would be arrested on the spot. Research proves they are taking possibly life-thre ...

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 ...

CIF releases basketball state tourney brackets

The CIF released the brackets for the state high school basketball tournaments Sunday with some interesting matchups all around. In boys Division II, a 12-team Nor Cal bracket h ...

Hen ordinance is poorly timed

Hen ordinance poorly timed The recent parade of biased information provided to each municipal advisory council was an attempt to bamboozle the members into blindly voting in favor ...

Placer County commission high on pot dispensary ban

Placer County’s proposed pot shop ban won the backing Thursday of the Placer County Planning Commission despite the pleas of prospective medicinal marijuana dispensary owners in ...

Now is the time to 'clean house'

It is time to “rise up and replace them.” Them being the current players in the good ol’ boys club called Placer County. Already we have two opportunities to do exactly that. ...

Del Oro girls edge Placer in tourney opener

Junior guard Madeline Campbell scored a game-high 25 points Thursday night, leading the Del Oro High girls basketball team to its second win over Placer in three days. This time, D ...

Del Oro girls surges past Placer

The Del Oro High girls basketball team held off a pesky Placer squad Tuesday night at Earl Crabbe Gym to keep their unbeaten run intact. The Golden Eagles improved to 6-0 with a ...

Rare snow day delivers a mixed bag to Auburn, foothills

The Auburn area woke up Monday to one of the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory. Auburn was hit hard overnight by a storm that brought freezing temperatures and four inches of th ...

Placer to host playoff game

After 27 years, playoff football is returning to LeFebvre Stadium. Placer High will host Foothill in a first-round Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoff game Friday at 7 p.m. Th ...

Council to get the dope on pot shops

Prohibiting or regulating medicinal marijuana shops will be considered at a special town council meeting next week. Loomis council members will take public comment and discuss and ...

Impressive candidates for Placer Sports Athlete of the Week

With 52 percent of the nearly 400 votes cast, Del Oro running back Bryce Pratt was the inaugural winner of our Placer Sports’ Athlete of the Week last week. The 6-foot, 195-p ...