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A dozen more possible swine flu cases emerge in Placer County

Lab results for Placer County’s initial suspect case of human swine flu have come back negative but there’s little doubt among health officials that a positive test is just a m ...

Buses running, but many county offices closed today

While Placer County Transit is operating on a regular schedule today — Monday, April 13 — many county offices are closed as a cost-saving measure. Also uninterrupted are county ...

Composting provides 'black gold' for planting

Decomposition happens. According to Placer County Master Gardener Julie Barbour, composting is simply making it happen “in a specific area and hoping for a certain result in a c ...

Town offices, schools on holiday Monday

Town of Loomis offices will be closed Mondays, Feb. 16 and 23, in observance of the birthdays of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Loomis Union School District scho ...

Join The Friends to support Loomis Library

Have you ever wanted to become part of an organization that helps our community, but didn't feel you had the money to join or the time to participate? Well, I have a suggestion for ...

Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines

The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...

Placer County Board of Supervisors opposes California septic system inspections, fees

Foes of a plan to force property owners to pay $325 every five years as part of a statewide septic system inspection program found support at the Placer County Board of Supervisors ...

“Fatally flawed” septic law called unnecessary

It’s a case of a “fatally flawed” law trying to fix a non-existent problem in Placer County, a county official said. Jill Pahl, environmental health director for Placer Count ...

Media buzzing over mandarin health benefits

With sniffles and coughs heralding the start of cold season, word of Placer County’s super fruit is going viral on a national scale. Placer County’s mandarin orange crop is fro ...

First-time homebuyers may qualify for new funding

County residents planning to buy their first homes in unincorporated areas of the county may qualify for new funding that will become available in the spring. The state of Californ ...