Politics

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...

Placer County hires San Antonio expert for homeless study

Looking for answers to the continuing problem of homelessness, Placer County is mounting a $49,500       study to examine current needs and possible f ...

Auburn senior center eyes move

With a deadline approaching to leave its North Auburn location, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center looks like it has found a new home. Senior Center board president Eric Hill s ...

Placer Water expresses fire-protection concerns

As the King Fire continued to roll into Placer County wildland from El Dorado County, water officials intent on preserving both hydroelectric infrastructure and the watershed voice ...

New committee to look at Placer County Fair options

Top officials for Auburn’s Gold Country Fair are not committing support for the idea of moving the 2014 Placer County Fair there from Roseville. But they’re also not c ...

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told Tuesday that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is being sparked ...

Placer County supes sign off on 10.7 percent budget increase

A boost in spending on regional sewer and animal shelter construction projects is a major driving force for a 10.7 percent increase in Placer County’s 2014-15 budget. The co ...

Placer County Fair moving from Roseville to Auburn?

While the future of Roseville’s troubled Placer County Fair is uncertain, two Placer County supervisors are discussing the possibility of moving the fair to Auburn in 2015. ...

Drought conservation drops Placer Water treated-water use by 18.8 percent

A major goal of the Placer County Water Agency is to conserve water and keep reservoirs as full as possible in the event that another dry winter again reduces snow-storage levels. ...

GOP Secretary of State candidate Peterson stumps for transparency

In an uphill election battle with Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla for the state Secretary of State post, Republican Pete Peterson is attempting to lose some GOP political baggage he s ...