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Whooping cough spike in Placer County spurs vaccination call

Whooping cough cases in Placer County have more than tripled so far this year compared to the same period last year. With the spike in a disease that puts newborns at the greatest ...

New Placer County chip charge kindles fire concerns

Placer County’s chipper service is going from free to $40 starting Aug. 2. But concerns are already being expressed that the new fee will discourage people from clearing brush a ...

Firing fireworks off-limits in Loomis

There’s lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks within ...

Super salaries: Supes open up county coffers for top-paid employees

Some of Placer County’s most generous employee contracts for the coming year were OK’d Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Topping the list was Dr. Olga Ignatowicz, who will ...

Bud's Beat

California voters had their say about politics when they went to cast their votes in last week’s mid-term primary election. They came not in droves but more like dribbles that g ...

49 Fire investigator: “We understand frustration”

The chief investigator on the nine-month-long 49 Fire investigation says his Cal Fire team is cognizant of the level of frustration in the community over the unsolved case. “We t ...

County animal shelter has new schedule

Beginning May 10, Pacer County’s animal shelter in Auburn will no longer be open to the public on Mondays. The shelter, located at 11251 B Avenue in Auburn, will continue to be o ...

Prudent planning, cost-cutting key to county success

The board of supervisors, county budget team, department heads and many employees have worked to help the Placer County weather the recession and state budget crisis. Under board l ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...

Comment sought on mental health services act

Public comments on the Placer County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Draft 2010-2011 Annual Update are being accepted. At a public hearing, set for 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 26, an ...