Politics

Plug pulled on Auburn dam vestige

Formed 36 years ago to jumpstart a stalled Auburn dam effort, the American River Authority is no more. Members of the authority representing local-government and water interests i ...

Water use limits? Placer County faces new state-driven normal

With drought and climate change in mind, a new state law is ratcheting up California water conservation. Just how far that will take water-saving efforts in Placer County and impa ...

Beefed-up tax revenue bolsters Placer County budget

With a positive revenue forecast, Placer County is moving into its next annual funding cycle in July with plans to spend $940 million. While changes are expected between now and S ...

Grand jury: Placer County affordable housing effort ‘inadequate’

A new report is critical of Placer County efforts to provide affordable housing. “There is an expectation that our government officials address this situation sooner rather ...

Winery planned for Newcastle’s Indian Hill Road

A winery and housing development is being proposed for a 37.9-acre parcel on Indian Hill Road south of Auburn. Located about a mile east of the Newcastle Road-Interstate 80 exit, ...

North Auburn homeless shelter turnover targets July 1

With a $1.1 million annual contract and the blessing of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, the Gathering Inn is targeting July 1 for a smooth transition into the role of opera ...

Auburn budget shortfall now at $647K

By Gus Thomson Of the Auburn Journal Auburn’s budget deficit now stands at an adjusted $647,000. In a newly revised budget barometer presented to the Auburn City Council o ...

Auburn poised to hire fire chief from Orange County

By Gus Thomson Of the Auburn Journal Auburn is poised to have a fire chief after a three-year absence. A salary agreement paying $145,000 a year is on the Auburn City Council ag ...

Placer Election Wrap: Primary pushes candidates through to November

Primary pushes candidates through to November   By Gus Thomson Of the Auburn Journal   After the dust of Tuesday’s primary has cleared, it’s one election ...

Watch the Election Day action

Placer County’s elections chief is inviting voters in to watch Election Day on Tuesday in person. County Clerk Ryan Ronco’s office has issued a call to all interested ...

New Hidden Falls trailhead for North Auburn?

Placer County is moving to create a new access point in North Auburn to Hidden Falls Regional Park. But neighbors are objecting to the potential incursion on Bell Road that could ...

Placer County moves to close multi-million-dollar fire-funding gap

Facing a multi-year, multi-million-dollar funding gap for fire services, Placer County supervisors voted to support a new action plan that moves toward potential financial stabilit ...

Auburn battling city hall mold

Wind and rain have combined with a 102-year-old brick building to create mold problems at Auburn’s city hall. As a result, the city of Auburn is expecting to pay about $280, ...

Placer County takes offensive in opioid drug war

A national law firm known for bringing some of the biggest corporations to their knees in court has a new client - Placer County. Baron & Budd, a firm that has gone to court a ...

Choose wisely when choosing the next Placer County judge

Editor’s note: This is a candidate for Placer County Superior Court  judge. The Journal welcomes candidates to submit columns and a photo to ajournal@goldcountrymedia.co ...