Politics

Granite Bay neighbors fail to stop Placer County garage gun business

  With plans to start a firearms and ammunition-loading business out of his Granite Bay garage, Gary Gaugler ran into a hornet’s nest of opposition from neighbors. Gau ...

Kings Beach commercial core set for start on $27 million revamp

The Lake Tahoe community of Kings Beach is set for a $27 million facelift, with construction expected to start in May. The Placer County Board of Supervisors awarded a $21.38 mill ...

Costs rise to correct South Placer jail boiler blunder

  The costs are rising to replace a set of boilers that were installed at the new South Placer Adult Correctional Facility and then determined to be too expensive to operate. ...

Foresthill seeking more biomass energy plant answers

The mountain community of Foresthill, 17 miles east of Auburn, will take another look Wednesday at the idea of building a forest-fuels-consuming biomass energy plant. Robyn Husman ...

1964 Highway 49 bridge rubble remains a cleanup quandary

By most accounts, the Highway 49 bridge blowout of December 1964 was spectacular. Photos and video from the time show the force of a hellish torrent of water and wood collapsing t ...

Placer County’s public health chief retiring after 17 years

After 30 years of public service, including 17 years as Placer County’s public health chief, Dr. Richard Burton is retiring. Burton’s departure as Health and Human Ser ...

Auburn’s regional sewer vision grows murkier

Auburn’s potential partnership on a regional wastewater pipeline with Lincoln and Placer County is up against a Friday deadline. And while the Auburn City Council has voted ...

West Virginia Bridge Day sparks interest for mass Auburn BASE jump

Every third Saturday in October for the past 34 years, West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge has become the extreme sports world’s Mecca. This year, as well as 450 BA ...

Auburn St. Joseph’s church-goers take abortion debate to the street

With sporadic honks of support rising above the cacophony of morning traffic passing by in stops and starts at one of Auburn’s busiest intersections, Chris Jonas was praying ...

Placer inmates get new post-release help center in Roseville

Life after jail has the promise of being smoother in Placer County with a soon-to-start re-entry program to be housed in a new Community Transition Center in Roseville. The center ...

New law puts Auburn’s Foresthill Bridge suicide prevention in focus

  Foresthill Bridge, in its own tragic way, has helped to pass a state law. The new law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week and ready to go into effect Jan. 1, requires co ...

Placer County real estate leading regional property value uptick

Placer County has emerged from the economic downturn as the regional leader in property value growth, according to State Board of Equalization figures released Monday. With a 6 pe ...

Placer County wants public to weigh in on website revamp

  Placer County government is moving toward unveiling a new look for its website, but it wants feedback from residents before doing a final redesign. As part of the new webs ...

Placer supes like 2-1-1 service but have questions

Placer supervisors are showing support for a 2-1-1 information-hotline service in the county, but are still seeking more answers on how it would be established and where. The Boar ...

England’s Warwick University wooed for South Placer campus site

A Sacramento business group is footing the airfare for a flight to England by Placer County and city of Roseville officials that could help steer that nation’s Warwick Univer ...