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County opening shelters in anticipation of winter storm

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

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

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

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 ...