First responders shine at Placer County mass casualty exercise

If it were real, we’d be calling them heroes. First responders from 35 local agencies converged on Roseville today to rescue the victims of a staged but horrific accident: a collision of a train carrying volatile crude oil and a public transit bus. But the evacuation and treatment of the injured was just the beginning. Fire fighters, police … [Read More...]

Placer’s Assistant CEO Holly Heinzen reflects on a 31-year career in service

Going into the first day of work as a budget analyst for Placer County, the last thing on her mind coming from Sacramento would be having to deal with a snowstorm in Auburn, especially after her new boss had assured her that any accumulation was unlikely. However, the circumstances were quite opposite for Placer County’s Chief Assistant … [Read More...]

Free medication take-back at 10 Placer County locations April 30

A free medication take-back event will take place at 10 locations throughout western Placer County on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Led by the Coalition for Placer Youth, and in collaboration with local law enforcement, public health entities, local schools and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Roseville, the event will accept … [Read More...]

Planning for the future of the Placer County Government Center

Planning for the future of Placer County Government Center is set to begin in April after the county board of supervisors voted today to approve a $2.145 million contract with Roseville firm Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners to update the center’s master plan. The plan was updated most recently in 1993, covering county and private use of … [Read More...]

Celebrate Earth Day in Roseville this April

Mahany Park hosts largest Earth Day event in Placer County Thousands of people will enjoy free family fun at the 9th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Mahany Park in Roseville, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. The Festival includes live entertainment, local green vendors, food trucks and activities for … [Read More...]

Placer County offers free tax prep assistance

Tax season isn’t always the most enjoyable time. However, this year Placer County is offering something to make that tax day deadline a little easier. Until April 8, Placer County will offer free tax preparation assistance to those with an annual household income of less than $54,000. Those who are single and make less than $14,820 also … [Read More...]

Ideas are sticking in downtown Roseville’s Glue Factory

Starting a new business? How’s free office space and mentorship from some of the region’s most successful business leaders sound? That’s just what new startup The Glue Factory is offering. But there’s a catch: you’ve got to pay it forward. Located in downtown Roseville, The Glue Factory is an innovative small business/nonprofit collaboration that … [Read More...]

Robert Weygandt is Placer Board of Sups chair for 2016

District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt was selected to serve as chairman of the Placer County Board of Supervisors for 2016 by his fellow board members during the board’s first meeting of the year, Jan. 5. District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery was named as vice chair for the year. Weygandt, currently serving his sixth term, represents the … [Read More...]

Placer approves placeholder medical marijuana ordinance

No permits will be issued just yet. But regulation of medical marijuana sales and cultivation in Placer County moved forward today after the county board of supervisors voted to enact a placeholder ordinance asserting the county’s authority to regulate them. The board voted in December 2015 to move forward with regulating medical marijuana in … [Read More...]

Placer County Seeking to Fill Seat on Rural Lincoln Advisory Council

Placer County is accepting applications from community members interested in filling a vacancy on the Rural Lincoln Municipal Advisory Council. Second District Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt will review the applications and recommend a candidate for approval by the board of supervisors. Community members are encouraged to apply if they are … [Read More...]