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CHP makes text-messaging link to Foresthill Road double-fatal crash

A California Highway Patrol investigation into a head-on collision March 17 on Foresthill Road that left two people dead is now pointing toward texting-while-driving as a probable ...

Raising Foresthill Bridge railing to cause traffic delays

Expect some construction-caused delays traveling over the Foresthill Bridge starting late this month, Placer County officials are advising motorists. Starting near the end of Febru ...

Auburn State Recreation Area future-funding efforts continue

With $1.11 million in U.S. Bureau of Reclamation funding pledged for 2011 and 2012, efforts to protect and maintain the 26,000-acre Auburn State Recreation Area continue to focus o ...

Overflow crowd shows concern for Auburn State Recreation Area at forum

Concerned about the future of the 26,000-acre Auburn State Recreation Area, a crowd packed the Placer County Board of Supervisors chambers and spilled out into the hallway today fo ...

Auburn State Recreation Area funding issues to be on front burner at forum

With the threat of the federal funding tap being turned off for the Auburn State Recreation Area, Placer County and Auburn officials are providing a public forum Tuesday to conside ...

Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees

Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...

Hidden Falls Park gets Placer funds over rec district protests

Weathering strong opposition from the Auburn Recreation District, Placer County supervisors approved a $150,000 request today for developer fees to help fund the expansion of Hidde ...

Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot

Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...

View from Foresthill Bridge soon to be behind bars

The Foresthill Bridge near Auburn will gain a new paint-job and earthquake-proof structural stability at the end of a 2½-year-long, $70 million rehab project set to start this fal ...

Union clashes with Placer County over plan for more furlough days

Placer County supervisors OK’d five more furlough days for unionized workers Tuesday, despite a plea for further discussions from a Local 39 business representative. The county ...