placer county

Help John Adams Academy be built here

  I am a mother and Lincoln citizen raising three young kids. I received an e-mail concerning the building of the John Adams Academy in Lincoln. I have heard many rumors that ...

Mark Fowler thanks community for scholarship foundation

Thank you to all of those who donated, attended and worked at last Saturday’s Mark Fowler Community Service Scholarship Barbecue dinner. Special thank you’s to Lindy G ...

Placer County providing sand and sandbags to help residents prepare for heavy rainfall

Placer County officials are making available free sand and sandbags to help residents in unincorporated areas prepare for a storm system that is expected to bring heavy rainfall ...

Placer County on alert for measles spread

Ebola. Influenza. And now the measles. The last six months have seen concern ebb and flow as the threat of an outbreak emerges. The latest is measles. The state Department of Pu ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Slain detective to be honored by Placer County supes

Update 10:35 a.m.: Correcting departmental affiliation of Deputy Jeff Davis. Heroism of the highest order will be honored today when the Board of Supervisors presents commemorati ...

Rural Placer County mandarin orchard preserved

Rural Placer County mandarin grower Rich Ferreira said he’s seen the land around him slowly gentrified over his lifetime. With deep roots in the soil that grows mandarins, l ...

South Placer agencies expand use of body cameras

On Jan. 1, Lincoln Police Department officers will begin wearing body cameras. “We’ll use the body cameras discreetly for specific opportunities such as DUI traffic st ...

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 ...