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Placer County Sups honor locals for community service

The Placer County Board of Supervisors paid tribute to several locals for outstanding community service during a special recognition ceremony last week. Betty and Gary Doupnik, of ...

Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Supes agree to Auburn’s redistricting shift into rural District 5

Placer County supervisors set new borders for their five districts Tuesday, with the most notable change being the complete shift of the whole of the city of Auburn into District 5 ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...

Redistricting boundaries leave Auburn-based supervisor Jim Holmes outside of Auburn

Placer County moved one step closer Tuesday to establishing new supervisorial district boundaries – with the city of Auburn making a key shift from District 3 to District 5. Unde ...

Dog attack victim wants supes to toughen up regulations

A North Auburn great-grandmother whose dog died after being attacked by an off-leash pitbull is taking her case for tougher laws to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. Delta W ...

Brett Storey named County Employee of the Year for biomass plant leadership

When Brett Storey looks at the brush and overgrowth choking the sides of Sierra trails, he sees a better future. A backpacker, Storey has long enjoyed the outdoors in the mountain ...

Placer County supe Holmes, McClintock at odds over fed spending cuts

Fresh from a Washington, D.C. trip, Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock on Tuesday for trying to cut spending he said could impact federal funding for Placer ...

Best January ever for Auburn-to-San Jose Capitol Corridor commuter train

A double-digit spike in ridership for January has helped the Capitol corridor commuter rail service set a record for the month. The Oakland-based Capital Corridor Joint Powers Auth ...

Community Calendar

A candidate night for Republican candidates for the 4th Assembly District will be hosted by the Republican Congress of Placer County at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Veterans Memor ...

Community Calendar

A “Cowboy Dinner & Big Bucks Saloon Night” fundraiser for Penryn Elementary School will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed. Events will i ...

Community Calendar

A meeting to discuss proposed changes to a mixed-use development on Taylor Road proposed by the Lazarus Project has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Fellowship Hall of ...

Three to D.C. to push for Placer Parkway, Auburn State Recreation Area support

A trio of top Placer County officials is bound for Washington, D.C. for four days in February to lobby for federal support on a bevy of local projects. County Executive Officer To ...

Expansion of passenger rail service derailed

Jim Holmes has stepped down as chairman of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority board happy with on-time performance of trains but still seeking a second round trip for the ...