Politics

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 County supervisors getting 2 percent raise

Placer County’s five supervisors will be getting a 2 percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking ...

Supervisor's column

Like many other counties in California, Placer is working hard to find long-term solutions to homelessness and improve the quality of life of its residents. Homelessness is a har ...

Humor column

 First we got El Nino and now we got Sara Palin.  Talk about two unpredictable forces of nature. ‘Course, her objective is to support Donald Trump.  However, ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Will Morebeck’s water decisions will affect Lincoln

This year is especially hard for water agency boards. Wide-reaching decisions must be made during California’s worst (and fourth-year) drought since the early 1970s. Thes ...

Gun actions not expected to affect sales in California

President Obama’s Jan. 4 executive actions to reduce gun violence is actively being discussed at work and homes throughout the nation. But it should not lower gun sales her ...

Help stop gun violence in the United States

Jan. 10, 2001 was my wake-up call that no city is safe from gun violence. That morning, a college student filling in as a receptionist during winter break and a caregiver were sh ...

2016, what’s in it for us?

 If I really knew what was going to happen in 2016, I’m not sure you’d want to read about it.  But here are my predictions.    They are going to re ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Weygandt is Board of Supes chairman for 2016

District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt was selected to serve as chairman of the Placer County Board of Supervisors for 2016 by his fellow board members during the board’s firs ...

Sun City Lincoln Hills to elect three new directors

On Feb. 18, Sun City Lincoln Hills will hold an election for three open seats on its Board of Directors. Four candidates are running. Election materials and ballots will be mailed ...

Supes shouldn’t take donations from anyone going before board

Our local newspapers just reported the Placer County Board of Supervisors “approved a revised plan for the 1,890-unit Bickford Ranch residential development.” Well, o ...

Welcome back, Spencer Short, as Lincoln’s mayor

Spencer Short, who started his fourth term as Lincoln mayor Dec. 8, has spent about three-fourths of his life at Lincoln City Council meetings. The mayor is 41. My math is righ ...