JIM HOLMES

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Affordable housing solution is a team approach

We have been hearing a lot lately about the need for services and housing for people who are homeless but there is another housing crisis we need to be paying close attention to as ...

Placer supes bottle up open container ban

That sip of beer or wine with a picnic in one of Placer County’s parks will still be legal, for the time being. Faced with final adoption of an ordinance prohibiting alcohol ...

Loomis Chamber to give awards, welcome new officers

Local businesses and volunteers will be recognized tonight by the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce at a special awards dinner. Among those to be honored tonight include Loomis Ral ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Placer County supes to tackle panhandling, alcohol issues

The conversation over aggressive panhandling, open alcohol containers and people relieving themselves in public will reach the Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Gathe ...

A look at Placer County down the road

As population growth in Placer County increases, so too will issues surrounding transportation. We are already facing heavy traffic congestion in certain areas, and ...

Supervisor responds to councilman’s library request

Response to the Loomis News letter: “Supes making a big mistake with library” (page A4, Oct. 15) Setting the record straight on the Loomis library and Placer County ...

Celebrate Placer County’s bounty

One of the great things I get to do as a Placer County supervisor is help to promote all of the great things our region has to offer. At our Oct. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, m ...

Supes approve North Auburn homeless shelter funding

With plans to keep its homeless shelter open through at least March 31 in North Auburn, local non-profit organization Right Hand Auburn is now on the receiving end of a cash infusi ...

Costco seeks second chance at Placer County’s North Auburn site

Placer County and Costco could be back at the negotiating table soon for the same county-owned site the corporation backed away from nine months ago. Under a proposal to be consid ...

Recovery happens this month and every month

At our Sept. 1st board meeting, my fellow county supervisors and I approved a resolution declaring September 2015 as Mental Health, Alcohol, & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. N ...

Ophir fire station gets reprieve from Placer County

Threatened with potential closure this spring, the Ophir fire station will remain open. Placer County’s plans to help provide funding to keep the station open were detailed ...

Community gardens in Placer County grow with grant funds

Many different items come before the Board of Supervisors, some of which deal with sensitive issues that require the board to make difficult decisions.   While making these ...

Vacant North Auburn property eyed for new Placer County building

Questions surrounding costs and how a new structure would be used have sent Placer County Clerk Jim McCauley’s proposal to build a new $5.62 million warehouse in North Auburn ...