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$10 parking fee at Placer County's Hidden Falls Regional Park?

Hidden Falls Park’s popularity could soon have a price. Facing a litany of complaints from neighbors fed up with Hidden Falls Regional Park parking problems, Placer County i ...

Placer County, Loomis negotiate library's future

County funding to keep the Loomis Library open is expected to run out in June and a proposed transaction and use tax ballot measure cannot be voted on until the November election. ...

Placer County unemployment rate at 4.6 percent

Placer County was the regional leader in employment in February. The county’s 4.6 percent jobless rate was the lowest among a region that also includes Sacramento County (5. ...

Placer outlines medical marijuana regulation strategy

Placer County’s effort to develop medical marijuana regulations is moving toward clear rules for growers and their neighbors. But that also means government will be developi ...

Group homes affected by new law

Life for foster children is not easy – leaving family, friends and school – and a new state law may have unintentionally made day-to-day life even harder for some teens ...

Placer Courthouse Lady Justice statues in Auburn are missing scales

In the beginning, there were scales. But then something happened, be it a wind storm. Or petulant thievery. Or just a flaw in construction that wouldn’t hold them in place. ...

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Placer buys 40 acres west of Hidden Falls Regional Park

More land has been bought by Placer County as part of its Hidden Falls Regional Park expansion. The 39.7 acre property is located west of Hidden Falls park and adjacent to Garden ...

Penryn Fire District failing financially

Penryn firefighter Edgar Olineka is worried. Olineka, a seven-year veteran of the Penryn Fire Protection District and a Loomis resident, likes his job and the community but has co ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

People to watch: Finding historical relevance in North Auburn buildings

Ramona Brockman traces her love for old buildings back to an 1870s Victorian in Denver, Colo. The house was her grandmother’s and she looks back now with appreciation for ma ...

Lawsuit targets Costco, Placer County

The Roseville developer formerly contracted to help move a Costco forward on county-owned land in North Auburn is suing Placer County, stating a temporary pullout by the retail cor ...