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Placer County confirms West Nile in deceased woman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Annual Heritage Trail Museum Tour features 20 museums

The seventh annual Placer County Heritage Trail Museum Tour highlighting 20 museums in Placer County, including the Lincoln Area Archives Museum, is Saturday and Sunday. Admission ...

Residents love their karaoke

Karaoke is popping up in every city in Placer County. It has grown up since tone-deaf Kimmy, played by Cameron Diaz, awkwardly sang “I Just Don’t Know What to Do With ...

Economic development opportunities expected by opening of Lincoln Bypass second phase

Phase 2A of the Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass was celebrated Friday when the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration at the intersection of Wes ...