Warwick in California’s first senior academic appointment announced – Professor Seán Hand becomes Dean of its Graduate School

Today, Monday 18th July 2016, the University of Warwick announced the very first senior academic appointment to its “Warwick in California” partnership in Placer County California. Professor Seán Hand has been appointed as Dean of the Warwick in California Graduate School and he will move to California in due course to take up that role. The … [Read More...]

University of Warwick updates Placer County Board of Supervisors on plans for California campus

Economic Study Finds Campus Will Have a Nearly $600 Million Annual Economic Impact on Region Joint release of University of Warwick, the University Development Foundation and Placer County The University of Warwick today updated Placer County officials as the U.K.-based institution moves forward with plans for a campus in Placer County … [Read More...]

Placer County Planning Commission recommends against Martis Valley West Project

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted to recommend denial of the Martis Valley West Parcel Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. … [Read More...]

Pet adoptions just $20 at Placer County’s Auburn shelter July 5 – 18

The “Dog Days of Summer” are going-on at Placer County’s animal shelter in North Auburn. Facing a spring surplus of wagging tails, the county’s animal services center will lower adoption fees from July 5 - 18. Dog adoptions  - normally $118 plus a $20 licensing fee - are just $20 (plus the $20 licensing fee). Cat adoption fees are reduced from $98 … [Read More...]

Fireworks are Prohibited in Unincorporated Areas of Placer County

Placer County officials are reminding residents and visitors that fireworks of all sizes and types are illegal in unincorporated areas of the county. “Extreme drought conditions make the fire dangers extremely high this year, and we want to remind all citizens that fireworks are a common cause of summer fires,” said Program Manager John … [Read More...]

Trailhead Fire sparks air quality advisory for Placer County

The Placer County Department of Public Health and Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory to notify the public of poor air quality conditions primarily due to smoke from the Trailhead Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties. The joint air quality advisory is in effect from June 30 through July … [Read More...]

Road work heats up in North Auburn this week

North Auburn residents saw a flurry of road work begin last week, and work will continue for the next two weeks. The work is part of the biggest summer of road maintenance in Placer County in decades, and will include: Night paving on Dry Creek Road west of Highway 49 tonight and Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, work will move to … [Read More...]

Supervisors approve closure of Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries

The Placer County Board of Supervisors yesterday approved the closure of the Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries, continuing the county’s plan to provide more modern and sustainable library services throughout the library system. … [Read More...]

Placer Supervisors vote to limit medical marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by patients

Commercial medical marijuana cultivation and sale will not be allowed in unincorporated Placer County, after the board of supervisors today voted 3-2 to limit marijuana cultivation to small, indoor grows by medical marijuana patients only. … [Read More...]

Promoting elder abuse awareness in Placer County

Did you know that elders in our community comprise 25 percent of our population? Some are not able to care for themselves either physically or financially and unfortunately this makes them vulnerable, especially when they depend on those who are causing the abuse. Earlier this month, the Placer County Board of Supervisors declared June 2016 as … [Read More...]