JIM HOLMES

Apartments dumped in favor of house plan in Penryn

A 150-apartment proposal that raised the hackles of neighbors in Penryn and Loomis – and then couldn’t find funding – was given a quick burial by the Board of Sup ...

New North Auburn shopping center moves ahead

Motorists passing along Highway 49 south of Bell Road will be able to watch the construction of a new shopping center over the next several months. Contractors for Best Properties ...

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 ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

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 ...

Quartz Ridge affordable apartments poised for construction start

Described by its Roseville-based developer as a new community that will help meet the need for affordable family housing in the Auburn area, the 64-unit Quartz Ridge apartment comp ...

Placer County sheriff honored for 40-plus years – and counting

Ed Bonner’s more than four decades as a Placer County peace officer – including the past 21 as sheriff – were recognized Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Bon ...

Placer supes keep North Auburn emergency homeless shelter on table

A proposal to operate an emergency homeless shelter in a North Auburn building formerly occupied by minimum-security jail inmates received guarded support Thursday from the Placer ...

Auburn celebrates Martin Luther King’s “audacity to believe”

Justice and freedom were at the forefront of a celebration on Monday in Auburn to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With more than 100 people in attendance, speakers spoke of the l ...