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Placer supes’ disputed charity fund has new look, old concerns
Thursday Oct 20 2011
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
Tuesday Oct 11 2011
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
Friday Oct 07 2011
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
Tuesday Aug 30 2011
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
Thursday May 05 2011
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
Tuesday Feb 22 2011
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
Wednesday Jan 12 2011
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
Tuesday Nov 23 2010
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
Tuesday Jul 13 2010
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
Friday Jun 25 2010
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 ...
Placer County supes, Rec District move closer to Hidden Falls showdown
Friday Apr 23 2010
A funding wrangle over Hidden Falls Regional Park is moving closer to a showdown. The flap pits the Auburn Recreation District against Placer County, rural hikers and horse riders ...
Placer County Board of Supervisors opposes California septic system inspections, fees
Tuesday Jan 27 2009
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 ...
Drexel University to open graduate center
Thursday May 22 2008
Drexel University is one step closer to possibly opening a campus in Placer County. University officials announced Thursday plans to open a Center for Graduate Studies in Sacrame ...
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