Kirk Uhler

Placer County voter turnout falls on lower end of projections

Placer County voter turnout was on the low end of expectations but still above the state average. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley had projected a turnout of between 46 a ...

Another View: Enough red tape to stripe California’s highways

No one understands the needs of Placer County residents better than the people who live here. We love our community and are always looking for things we can do to make it even bet ...

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Our View: Let’s hear more from new DA

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...

County forks over $470K for PIOs

The Placer County CEO’s office appears to be downsizing again, but many residents are appalled the bureaucracy and salaries were so large just last year. The latest organization ...

Board aide charged with theft involved in theater

A top board aide arrested on charges of stealing over $15,000 from the District Attorney’s campaign account has been involved in local theater productions. As of Friday, Brian J ...

Top board aide arrested for stealing from DA

A top aide for Supervisor Kirk Uhler was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing over $15,000 from the District Attorney-elect’s campaign account. Friday afternoon Scott Owens, w ...

Uhler appointment raising concerns

Allegations of a conflict of interest, a violation of public trust, unfairness in the Placer County hiring process and even nepotism surround the recent appointment of a county sup ...

Activists bucking proposed deer hunt

Loomis resident Georgia Kern encountered Placer County’s surging deer population head on — with the front of her Subaru. “The deer just shot out from the right-hand side of ...