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Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns

A $100,000 fund dispensing money to charitable causes and controlled by the Placer County Board of Supervisors still stands after weathering an internal challenge. Three superviso ...

Slush or aid to worthy causes? Placer supes split on $100,000 fund

Placer County supervisors disagreed Tuesday on how best to oversee a controversial $100,000 fund they control that uses taxpayer dollars for charitable causes. Donations from the ...

Placer County taxpayer watchdog group set to fold after 39 years

After 39 years, the League of Placer County Taxpayers watchdog group is poised to end its ongoing battle against government waste and overspending. The non-profit organization’s ...

Stiff sentence sought for ex-Doolittle staffer Kevin Ring

Prosecutors are recommending that Kevin Ring, a former John Doolittle congressional aide who became embroiled in the Abramoff lobbying scandal, get 17 to 22 years in prison for tre ...

Placer County regional wastewater decision will have to wait

Placer County supervisors want more answers on a $92 million regional wastewater solution that would pipe sewage from Auburn and North Auburn to Lincoln. The city of Lincoln provi ...

Placer County supe Holmes, McClintock at odds over fed spending cuts

Fresh from a Washington, D.C. trip, Supervisor Jim Holmes criticized U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock on Tuesday for trying to cut spending he said could impact federal funding for Placer ...

Three to D.C. to push for Placer Parkway, Auburn State Recreation Area support

A trio of top Placer County officials is bound for Washington, D.C. for four days in February to lobby for federal support on a bevy of local projects. County Executive Officer To ...

New Roseville jail will have arraignment courtroom after all

Placer County supervisors gave their OK Tuesday to a jail courtroom for arraignments at the 390-bed South Placer Adult Correctional Facility now under construction in Roseville. T ...

Fire chiefs like Placer County weed-cleanup concept, want more details

Rural Placer County fire chiefs are giving qualified support to expansion of a hazardous vegetation abatement program to western slope communities. Chief Tony Corado of the South ...

Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot

Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...