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North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Drought won’t dry up Placer County’s West Nile disease

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is marking the official start of the season by designating  this week as West Nile virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awaren ...

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...

Placer County code enforcement on call for weekend event complaints

Placer County code enforcement will now be available for a variety of complaints during weekends and holidays. According to the county, ongoing concerns in unincorporated areas ha ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

Interstate 80 in Loomis to close in both directions overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

Interstate 80 will be closed overnight Tuesday and Wednesday in both directions in Newcastle as crews raise the Horseshoe Bar Road Overcrossinging, according to the California Depa ...

Placer County’s incredible shrinking jobless percentage

Placer County’s jobless rate’s downward trend is continuing, with the unemployment percentage dropping to 5.4 percent. The unemployment rate – which represents 9 ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Placer supes OK North Auburn homeless shelter site access

Placer supervisors moved Tuesday to allow a non-profit group access to a county-owned North Auburn building to open a 90-day emergency homeless shelter pilot project. The building ...

New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates

  Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...

Hidden Falls growing pains force Placer parking lot crackdown

It’s a pain to be popular. That’s the mixed message Hidden Falls Regional Park is giving as it wrestles with higher usage and tighter parking. Things came into glarin ...

Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

England’s Warwick University moving on Placer County campus

England’s University of Warwick has taken the first official step to establish a campus in Placer County, near Roseville. Plans announced today by the school call for a phas ...