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Placer County pair held in tri-county car-jacking, assault spree

Two Placer County men were in custody Tuesday after a three-county, three-day crime spree that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office believes started Saturday with a kidnapping and ...

Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County

Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...

Deep powder, no power in wake of Arctic blast

The mixed blessings of a harsh blast of winter weather Friday left thousands without power in Colfax and Foresthill – and ski resorts exulting over a deep deposit of fresh powder ...

Placer County supes give support to urban chicken raising

Placer County supervisors made it easier Tuesday for most homeowners to have up to six chickens. No roosters, guinea hens and peahens will be allowed under a zoning amendment appr ...

Medicinal marijuana grower: Prop. 19 poorly written, won’t help patients

The buds are sprouting at George Miller’s medicinal marijuana grow, located on property on an isolated hillside somewhere between Auburn and Colfax. They’re sending the sweeti ...