jim holmes

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 ...

New Roseville jail will have arraignment courtroom after all

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a jail courtroom for arraignments at the 390-bed South Placer Adult Correctional Facility now under construction in Roseville. T ...

Electioneering blamed for sending second Auburn Capitol Corridor train off track

Jim Holmes is stepping 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 ...

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-Bay Area commuter rail link picks up steam

The Capitol Corridor commuter-rail system between Auburn and San Jose is back on track after suffering through some recessionary bumps. With some sectors of the economy in recover ...

Longtime Auburn, Placer County doctor Gordon Seck honored with monument

A dedicated leader in Placer County medicine, Dr. Gordon Seck now has a monument dedicated to his memory. “He was born to be a doctor,” said his widow, Rosemary, after the unv ...

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 ...

County smooths things out on Taylor Road

Motorists traveling a section of Taylor Road in Penryn are enjoying pothole-free driving. Last week, crews from the Placer County Department of Public Works applied a layer of asph ...

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

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 ...

More trains, taller trains, noisier trains have some Auburn residents steamed

Should Union Pacific do something about the noise its trains are making? Stuck with a noisy corporate neighbor they can’t seem to do anything, Auburn’s Joan and Allan Lovan thi ...

Henry Schneider honored for years of service

Henry Schneider received an armful of awards, commendations and gifts presented to him during the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce installation and awards dinner Jan. 21 at the Blu ...

Placer County's budget blues projected to continue in 2010 and 2011

Placer County’s budget blues are projected to continue through next year and into 2011. Supervisors heard a gloomy forecast Tuesday from the CEO’s Office budget staff. The mid- ...

Manage forests to reduce wildfire risk

It’s become an annual California phenomenon. Summer transitions to fall and our forests burn. Fire suppression in the past century has been so successful that forests, which befo ...

Supervisor Holmes clarifies remarks on county pay raises

In my recent commentary, I provided information on the recent raises of various Placer County employee groups. Since then I have been requested by the Placer County Deputy Sheriff ...