Politics

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

And the seach continues

In a recent column, I had mentioned that a Russian billionaire had committed $100 million to U.C. Berkeley for the purpose of looking for intelligent life.   He apparently k ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Thunder Valley tribe's revamped pact with state to benefit Placer County

The Auburn-based Indian tribe that owns Thunder Valley Resort and Casino could soon be operating the Lincoln area gambling business under a revised compact with the state that limi ...

Visiual Viewpoint

Everyone who votes for me gets a ride in one of my helicopters.

Sheridan improvements named project of the year

A water and roadway improvement project in Sheridan was given the Project of the Year award by the American Public Works Association’s Sacramento chapter. The Sheridan p ...

$44M Roseville jail proposal locks down supes support

Placer County is hoping to dip into state coffers to fund most of the construction costs for a new 168-bed medium-security jail in Roseville. And its opening would signal a drop ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

Rock removal ending on Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link

The regional sewer pipeline ending in Lincoln is slowly digging its way to completion in North Auburn. The Joeger and Bell crossroads in North Auburn have been a focal point in re ...

Morebeck replaces Bachman on NID board

Jim Bachman, who served on the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board representing District IV, resigned May 13 for health reasons. A rancher and retired construction manager, Bac ...

Candidate filing begins for McKinney and Camp Far West water districts

McKinney Water District’s and Camp Far West Water District’s candidate filing begins Monday and closes on Aug. 7. If an incumbent fails to file by the deadline, candid ...

Library boosters critical of city spending plan

Members of the Friends of the Lincoln Library (FOLL) said they were worried about the status of major contributors at a recent city budget meeting. Larry Whitaker, the Friends of ...

State Water Resources Control Board renders actions Lincoln has taken over the last 20 years moot - Part two

I enjoy our tree-lined streets and parks with playing fields of real turf. If Gov. Brown has his way by implementing these conservation targets, trees and playing fields will be a ...

New police station not in this year’s budget

Although the Lincoln Police Department is in need of a new building, it likely won’t get one this year. A request for $180,000 for upgrades to police headquarters was includ ...

Lincoln City Council adopts new water regulations

New water regulations and an enforcement plan were unanimously adopted Tuesday night by the Lincoln City Council members, including a restriction on outdoor watering more than twic ...