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Placer to Kings: Goodbye or good riddance?
Wednesday Apr 13 2011
While the name still says Sacramento Kings, many of the team’s players have made their home in the gated, upscale communities dotting the foothills of Placer County. And for the ...
Secret cockfighting alive and unwell in Placer County
Monday Apr 11 2011
The report came in as suspicious activity inside a barn on uninhabited, farm property at the southwestern tip of Placer County, including the excited crowing of what sounded like d ...
Prison for Auburn man busted in long-term identity theft scam
Friday Apr 08 2011
An Auburn man who had passed himself off as a Florida man in an 18-year identity-theft marathon discovered by authorities earlier this year has been sent to state prison. But the c ...
Seven Placer County workers face layoff ax
Tuesday Apr 05 2011
Layoffs could be in store for seven of its 2,222 employees as Placer County tightens up its spending plan for the coming year. But a labor leader is suggesting that the county nee ...
Roseville supe Duran finding personal fiscal restraint hits home with voters
Friday Apr 01 2011
Rookie Placer County Supervisor Jack Duran said he’s finding the symbols of his own personal fiscal restraint program are resonating with constituents. Duran, who was sworn in th ...
Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County
Friday Apr 01 2011
Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...
Speak up on ag event ordinance
Tuesday Mar 22 2011
Placer County officials are trying to allow events of 100-plus people at a time (unlimited numbers throughout the day) to visit wineries and agricultural businesses using our priva ...
Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast
Friday Feb 25 2011
The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...
Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising
Tuesday Feb 08 2011
Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...
Thieves steal identity, go on spending spree
Wednesday Feb 02 2011
A Loomis woman is trying to put her financial life back together after her identity was stolen. “It’s been hell,” said Paula Morgan. While Morgan is not being held responsi ...
Media Life: Cool, quintuple killer left mark on Placer crime annals
Thursday Jan 27 2011
In the world of high crimes and misdemeanors, baby-faced quintuple killer Ray Latshaw tops an ignominious list in Placer County. The recent retirement of District Attorney Brad Fe ...
Local students construct robots for competition
Wednesday Jan 12 2011
High school students who like technology, robotics or video games can try their hand at creating a technologically advanced game of their own. The students on the South Placer Robo ...
Preserve your right to be heard
Tuesday Jan 11 2011
We’re all familiar with the tale of the Maytag repairman, waiting by the phone, hoping for a service call. The workers at the Auburn election poll at Stella Irving Hall where I ...
Placer County employee arrested on embezzlement charge
Tuesday Dec 07 2010
A Placer County employee was arrested today on a felony embezzlement charge. Robert Louis Ott Sr., 62, a transportation supervisor with Placer County, was booked into Placer County ...
Wednesday Nov 03 2010
50 YEARS AGO (Nov. 4, 1960 Issue) The Placer County Board of Supervisors signed contracts to begin a $46,000 Loomis Basin Master Plan for drainage, sewage and specific land use. Th ...
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