Politics

Gaines introduces taxpayer refund bill

State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado)  announced legislation that will give the $7.5 billion budget surplus back to California families and businesses in the form of a refund ...

Jessica Morse accruing war chest in run against Tom McClintock

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles highlighting Democratic challengers in the race for California’s 4th Congressional District. Republican candida ...

Placer County lobbyist prepped for Sacramento-D.C. ‘strangeness’

Placer County’s lobbying voice in Sacramento’s corridors of power — Shaw/Yoder/Antwih  — will be advocating for homeowner fire-insurance protections ...

New year, new CEO for Placer County?

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is poised to name the county’s new CEO. The county executive officer’s post — the county’s top managerial posi ...

$100K settlement in Placer County Jail abuse lawsuit

Placer County has made an out-of-court settlement with an ex-Placer County Jail inmate who claimed to have been beaten, had his private parts groped and suffered when his body was ...

Courageous Placer sheriff's captain commended for service

A commendation was approved Tuesday honoring retiring Capt. Mark Reed of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years of dedicated service. In 2006, Reed received the Gol ...

Call it Bell Road ... Or call it Harriet White Expressway

As Placer County supervisor for the Auburn area during the turn of the 21st century, Harriet White was a persistent advocate and a vigilant behind-the-scenes force in widening Nort ...

Placer Water rates to increase in January

The cost of water is going up for Placer County residents served by the Placer County Water Agency. For a typical customer in the Auburn area, the bill should rise 3.3 percent in ...

California’s tax-and-spend cycle continues

By Sen. Ted Gaines   The California legislature has descended into policy madhouse where decisions defy every bit of fiscal and economic common sense and serve to put workin ...

Highway 49 center barrier from Auburn to Grass Valley envisioned

As many as four roundabouts on Highway 49 between Dry Creek Road in North Auburn and Combie Road in Nevada County are envisioned in a concept Caltrans and Placer County engineers a ...

Auburn bike park debate set for new round

The Auburn Recreation District will continue the public hearing for a proposed Auburn bike park to October 23rd. Supporters and opponents of the proposed Maidu Drive location deba ...

They turned disaster to triumph

A series of storms sent rain and snowmelt surging down a seasonal creek. Unable to pass through an 8-foot-diameter steel pipe, the water started to back up and rise toward the roa ...

Placer’s pot lab chances up in smoke?

Placer supervisors learned Tuesday of governmental roadblocks that could complicate any plan to bring a medicinal marijuana testing lab to the county. On the federal side, testing ...

Supes OK jail-food contracts

A month after a round of tough questions from Supervisor Kirk Uhler, a contract with four restaurants to supply Placer County jail employees with dinners and lunches was OK’d ...

Auburn bike park site tour draws crowd

The Auburn Recreation District is moving toward a key decision today on a proposed bike park off Maidu Drive. And it’s doing so with proponents and opponents both having a t ...