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County opening shelters in anticipation of winter storm
Wednesday Dec 10 2014
With a major winter storm bearing down on Northern California that is expected to bring significant amounts of rain, high winds and localized flooding, Placer County has taken step ...
Placer County joins region in job gains
Tuesday Nov 25 2014
The unemployment rate in Placer County was 5.8 percent in October, unchanged from the previous month but a marked drop from a year ago. The California Economic Development Departm ...
Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries
Friday Nov 14 2014
New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...
Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman
Thursday Oct 23 2014
A Placer County communicable disease investigation has confirmed the West Nile virus infection in an Ophir woman who died earlier this month. Though 82-year-old Joyce Richter was ...
At least one local bird tests positive for West Nile virus
Thursday Oct 16 2014
In early September, Lincoln resident Mark McKenzie looked out his window and saw a hummingbird “drop like a rock from the sky.” “It was strange that it died so s ...
Sample ballots ready for mailing in Placer County
Thursday Sep 25 2014
The Nov. 4 election heat turns up today when Placer County starts mailing sample ballot pamphlets. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said registered voters should start c ...
Supes, schools must take initiative in war on addiction
Wednesday Sep 24 2014
It has been nearly two months since “Heroin in the Foothills” ran in this newspaper. And in that two months, the three-part investigative series has drawn some signific ...
Mental health questions in Sheridan murder case
Thursday Sep 18 2014
A request by murder suspect Ana Maria Bejenariu to be transferred to a state mental hospital punctuated a brief session before a Placer County Superior Court judge on Wednesday. B ...
Placer cops weigh option of carrying heroin-overdose antidote
Thursday Aug 21 2014
Early last month, sheriff’s deputies in San Diego County became the first in California to begin carrying naloxone, an antidote to be used on drug-overdose victims in the ...
Countinuing drought spurs more water-savin measures
Wednesday Aug 06 2014
As the lingering effects of a multi-year drought continue to cast their parched shadow on much of California, Placer County continues to take steps to reduce water use and elimi ...
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