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Placer County supes want to know about all merit-raise recipients

Placer County supervisors agreed Tuesday with a request by Chairman Kirk Uhler to have all merit increases – not just management hikes – made available for board perusal. Supe ...

Wage freeze gets Placer County supes support, cool reception from union

Placer County supervisors gave their blessing today to a halt in merit pay raises for all county employees starting in July. With the latest estimate from the CEO Tom Miller’s o ...

Some clucking over chicken ordinance

A new urban chicken movement is all about the eggs. But Placer County is embarking on an effort to put revised chicken-raising rules in place that are more about dogs, fee structur ...

Potential new wave of H1N1 keeps Placer County vaccine clinics going

Things are relatively flu-free for now but Placer County is girding for a possible third, stronger wave of H1N1. The first two rounds took place last spring and in the late fall. ...

North Auburn big-box store developer to meet with homeowners near project

The drive for Placer County approval to build a Costco- or Wal-Mart-style big-box store in North Auburn continues next week with the developer scheduling a town-hall-style informat ...

Placer County gets cracking on new chicken-raising rules for homeowners

A new urban chicken movement is all about the eggs. But Placer County is embarking on an effort to put revised chicken-raising rules in place that are more about dogs, fee structur ...

Auburn’s rescued Miracle Kid arrives from Haiti

SACRAMENTO – Claire, Auburn’s Miracle Kid, arrived from Haiti on Thursday to a joyfully tumultuous, emotional reception. A 7-year-old Haitian orphan had been adopted by an Aubu ...

Wild weather week brings new blast of wind, rain, snow to Auburn, foothills, Sierra

Two storms down. Two to go. Auburn and the foothills were buffeted by a second strong storm surge today, with as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain falling in some areas and s ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Animal group seeks input on hen zoning

Placer County Planning Department is proposing a zoning amendment to allow three hens (no roosters, hen peacocks or guinea hens) in residential single-family neighborhoods with an ...

Additional county H1N1 clinics to be held

Additional public H1N1 vaccine clinics were announced by the Placer County Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday. The free clinics will be held through the month of Janua ...

Deputy Sheriff’s Association lodges complaint with state political watchdog over unreported Rich Colwell properties

The Placer County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission against Placer County’s former No. 2 administrator Rich Colwel ...

County drug prevention group gets federal grant

The war against drugs is gaining ground in Placer County. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently awarded a local Placer County coalition $625,000 for a per ...

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- ...

Thunder Valley Casino skyscraper now has Placer County firefighting equipment to match

Placer County’s new ladder truck will take Placer County firefighters to heights only dreamed of a few short years ago. The ladder truck, which cost nearly $1 million, was parke ...