Politics

$135 million school bond, supes races on June 7 ballot

If you’re voting and you live in the Auburn area, prepare to make some important decisions at the ballot box June 7 on educational spending and who will represent you in gove ...

Placer outlines medical marijuana regulation strategy

Placer County’s effort to develop medical marijuana regulations is moving toward clear rules for growers and their neighbors. But that also means government will be developi ...

Auburn sculptor, First Lady worked to get Reagan statue just right

Nancy Reagan’s standards were exacting, her protective instincts never waning. Auburn sculptor Doug Van Howd saw them firsthand as he worked on the Ronald Reagan statue now ...

Roseville, Placer law enforcement sees spiking crime tied to ‘experiments’

Law enforcement leaders in Placer County are taking a hard look at new data suggesting California suffered a herculean jump in crime rates in 2015. Even more concerning to local po ...

Bear River dam project discussion heating up in Placer, Nevada

Questions and comments about Nevada Irrigation District’s plans for a new dam between Meadow Vista and Colfax promise to heat up the wintry air at meetings this month. The G ...

Placer supes bottle up open container ban

That sip of beer or wine with a picnic in one of Placer County’s parks will still be legal, for the time being. Faced with final adoption of an ordinance prohibiting alcohol ...

Extremism eroding the U.S.

Extremism is at all-time high in America. This coming from a person who embraced the ’60s and ’70s anti-cultural movements. I have been there, done that and now realize ...

Two-percent raise for Placer County supervisors takes effect Saturday

Placer County’s five supervisors will receive a 2-percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking the ...

Meadow Vista resident to run for U.S. Senate

Kathryn Holt, past president of the Colfax Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, is running for the U.S. Senate this year. A Meadow Vista resident, Holt, 51, said she was contacted ...

Filing starts for Placer election candidates

The first flurry of Placer County candidate activity kicked off the start of the June 7 primary election filing period Monday. By mid-afternoon, three candidates took out papers & ...

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 ...

Colfax council members vote no on medical marijuana ban

The Colfax City Council meeting Feb. 10 was mundane until the end of the meeting when Ordinance Number 528’s second reading came up for discussion and a second vote. The medi ...

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 County supervisors getting 2 percent raise

Placer County’s five supervisors will be getting a 2 percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...