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Budget restraint, improved service highlight Penryn Fire candidate goals

The Penryn Fire Protection District board of directors race includes incumbents and new faces. Three district board members seats are up for election on Nov. 2, while five district ...

Placer County's lean budget for 2010-11 now official

Placer County supervisors adopted a new $757.7 million budget today that dips into reserves and carry-overs from savings last year to stay balanced. Providing a spending plan for t ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler recall drive still in limbo

An important deadline has passed for proponents of a threatened recall drive against Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler. But a spokesman for the group Save Granite Bay said the r ...

Placer County Supes hike health-care cost-share for employees

Healthcare costs are rising for Placer County’s largest employee group. And many are unhappy about the Board of Supervisors decision today that essentially doubles theirs. Plac ...

County smooths things out on Taylor Road

Motorists traveling a section of Taylor Road in Penryn are enjoying pothole-free driving. Last week, crews from the Placer County Department of Public Works applied a layer of asph ...

Statue to honor area Japanese American World War II heroes

As plans progress to honor Japanese-American veterans with a bronze monument, they might be getting sooner recognition in gold. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to confer the Con ...

Placer County’s $100,000 club: 21 retirees receiving six-figure pensions

A total of 21 retired Placer County employees are receiving more than $100,000 a year in CalPERS pensions. The list – from California Pension Reform’s online “CalPERS 100K C ...