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Placer Ranch rises again

On April 5, the Placer County Board of Supervisors, voted, in concept, to assist with moving the Placer Ranch development project forward as a county project.  This means that ...

Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Placer buys 40 acres west of Hidden Falls Regional Park

More land has been bought by Placer County as part of its Hidden Falls Regional Park expansion. The 39.7 acre property is located west of Hidden Falls park and adjacent to Garden ...

Supervisor's column

Like many other counties in California, Placer is working hard to find long-term solutions to homelessness and improve the quality of life of its residents. Homelessness is a har ...

Superbowl reminder of sex trade victims

Here it is. Superbowl Sunday. Possibly the most American event of the year. Close to 117 million people are expected to sit down with their nachos and hot wings today and watch the ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Placer County’s falling jobless rate now in state’s Top 10

Placer County’s unemployment rate has edged down a notch – to 4.7 percent, according to newly released Employment Development Department statistics. And that’s g ...

Good things ahead for empty land

Surely, you have seen the vast open space west of Highway 65 on your way between Lincoln and Roseville. I’m asked regularly, “What’s going on with all this empty ...

Who are Placer County's Top 10 high earners?

A new Transparent California list of local-government salaries shows Placer County’s cost per resident for employee compensation at $722. That’s more than the Sacramen ...

City calls special meeting on development process

A special one-item Lincoln City Council meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 600 Sixth St. The meeting, which will be held in the first floor meeting room, will fe ...

Autopsy on Hidden Falls body slated for today

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office expects to know more today about the death of a man whose burned body was discovered in a rural park’s parking lot. The charred body ...

County budget increases

Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preser ...

Placer County budget rises 2.4 percent to $817 million

Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preserv ...

Pipeline project inches closer to completion

A pipeline between Auburn and Lincoln, designed to carry sewage, is nearing completion, according to a report received by the Lincoln City Council July 28. The Mid-Western Placer ...