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Gathering Inn homeless shelter receives $500 grant

The Gathering Inn will receive a $500 award as part of Intuit’s Love a Local business promotion. On its Web site, Intuit allows residents to vote for their favorite small local b ...

Hidden Falls park-funding wrangle heading to Board of Supervisors

Placer County’s parks panel has added its support to controversial plans for $150,000 in developer fees the Auburn Recreation District argues could be better spent elsewhere. Th ...

County 'green' plan unveiled

During a March 22 ceremony, Placer County treasurer-tax collector Jenine Windeshausen unveiled a countywide program that would benefit not only the environment but the local econom ...

AFL-CIO donation helps Duran best Rockholm in fundraising sweepstakes

Challenger Jack Duran has pulled ahead of incumbent Rocky Rockholm in the drive for donations. The two are vying for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. R ...

Placer County union offers its own cost-cutting plan

Placer County’s largest employee organization has offered its own option to help close next year’s projected $23 million budget gap. But while county CEO Tom Miller said he’s ...

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 ...