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Youth deer hunt drama continues

The hunt is on. A week after a state official said a controversial “special” Granite Bay-area deer hunt was off the table, details are emerging of another proposal — this tim ...

Loomis schools prepare for possible swine flu outbreak

If you’re doing back-to-school shopping, you may want to add another item to your list – hand sanitizer. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control are anticipating a prol ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...

Fee looming for septic system users

A new State Water Resources Control Board proposal that could hit septic system users in the pocketbook will be the subject of a series of meetings this month in Loomis and other P ...

Placer County employees must take 4-day furlough

Placer County supervisors acted Tuesday to shore up a projected $9.6-million loss in revenue this year with a series of cost-cutting measures that includes a mandatory four-day fur ...

Register to vote by Monday, Oct. 20

There’s still time to register to vote in the Nov. 4 presidential general election. The deadline is midnight on Monday, Oct. 20. Registration forms are available at post offices ...

Workshops to address stormwater pollution

Polluted stormwater is a threat to county water resources, according to the Placer County Public Works Stormwater Quality Division. With winter rains approaching, the division remi ...

Tool kit educates about secondhand smoke

Secondhand smoke is not only one of the greatest health risks to children, it’s also often invisible. Children in Placer County can breathe a little easier. A new weapon is avai ...

Study says mandarins contain cold-relief substance

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have confirmed that the juice from Owari Satsuma mandarins grown in Placer County, California orchards contains significant amou ...

John Marin announces plans to retire from county service

After nearly 30 years of county service, John Marin, Placer County’s Community Development Resource Agency Director, will retire in March. “John’s prior position as Chief of ...

Region's vineyards get OK from Placer supervisors

After two years and more than a dozen public meetings, Placer County has a new planning blueprint for wineries. Supervisors gave a 5-0 vote of approval Aug. 26 to an ordinance inte ...

Sheriff Bonner to speak at United Way Kick-off

United Way California Capital Region’s Annual Kick-off Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner will re ...

Reduce fire risks by working together

You don’t need a reminder these days about the threat of wildfires. Unfortunately, the natural beauty that attracts people to Placer County can also be a tremendous threat if we ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (AUGUST 1, 1958 Issue) A birthday party was held at the Frank Law home for their son Michael who celebrated his fourth year. Those present were other 4-year-olds, Judy ...

You can shape your local food system

I see the phrase “locally produced” or “locally grown” in many places these days – grocery stores, specialty food shops and even restaurants. This expanding interest in b ...