Viña Castellano Owners Teena and Craig Wilkins won Best of California, Best of Class of Region, and double gold for the winery’s 2009 Abuelito

Placer County Wine Trail wins top honors at 2014 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

12 Wineries Win Awards Including Best of California and Best of Class of Region  AUBURN, Calif., July 24, 2014—Placer County Wine Trail wines have delighted judges’ taste buds again at this year’s California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Placer County vintners took home an astonishing 52 awards, including a Best of California … [Read More...]

Metropolitan Opera star Matthew Polenzani performs opening night for Lake Tahoe SummerFest, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Credit Dario Acosta

Metropolitan Opera star Matthew Polenzani to open 2014 Lake Tahoe SummerFest season – Aug 1

LAKE TAHOE - Described by the New York Times as having “a ringing, clarion tenor that he can push to heroic heights” Metropolitan Opera star Matthew Polenzani will open the Lake Tahoe SummerFest season, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., in Incline Village, Nev. Polenzani, familiar to audiences the world over for his gripping … [Read More...]

Traffic Cones

Nelson Lane traffic shift in Lincoln begins August 1st

Nelson Lane traffic will be moved off the current road and onto the new northbound roadway in the early morning of Friday, August 1.   There will be two-way traffic on this new alignment for about 3-4 months. Access to Rockwell Lane and all adjacent property driveways will be in place prior to the switch on August 1 and will be maintained … [Read More...]


Guidelines for garage & yard sale signs in Rocklin

Many citizens see this time of year as a time to de-clutter and clean house by hosting a garage or yard sale. The following information is to assist residents of Rocklin in having a successful garage or yard sale event. The goal is to keep Rocklin a safe and aesthetically pleasing community to live in while allowing residents the opportunity to … [Read More...]

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Supervisors address multiple Tahoe-area issues at two-day meeting in Olympic Valley

Under warm and partly cloudy July Sierra Nevada skies, the Placer Board of Supervisors held a regularly scheduled two-day meeting in Squaw Valley. The Board typically meets in the county’s high country quarterly and tries to bundle as many Tahoe-area issues as it can into these meeting agendas. On Monday, the Board heard a presentation on the … [Read More...]

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Placer County Republican Party to hold 2014 convention

LOOMIS – The Placer County Republican Party will hold its endorsement convention on Aug. 23 to select which candidates to support for local offices in Placer County. The convention delegates will be appointed by members of the 42-member Placer County Central Committee. Each Central Committee member will be a delegate and can appoint up to 10 … [Read More...]


5 mosquito bite myths

Is there anything more annoying than a pesky mosquito? Mosquitoes bite, the bites itch, and if you use repellent – it’s annoying and stinks! Even more disturbing are the viruses that mosquitoes can transmit. Despite what people think they know regarding mosquitoes, there are misconceptions that continue to be perpetuated. 5 Mosquito Bite … [Read More...]


When green means STOP

Recently a number of residents have reported getting calls from scam artists who stole money from them by convincing them to buy Green Dot or other pre-paid money cards and then read the account numbers to them over the phone. When a stranger demands payment in the form of Green Dot or other prepaid cards, STOP.  You're being scammed. Scammers are … [Read More...]

Placer County Libraries

Library Advisory Board vacancy

The Placer County Board of Supervisors is looking to fill a vacant seat on the Placer County Library Advisory Board. The seat to be filled will represent Supervisorial District One. This covers the majority of the southernmost portion of the County, and will represent District One Supervisor, Jack Duran for a four-year term. A Library Advisory … [Read More...]

upward trend

Placer County Annual Property Assessment Roll up 7.01% from last year  Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears announced today that the 2014 Assessment Roll increased 7.01% from last year. The annual property assessment roll generates the property tax revenue that is used to fund education, criminal justice, health, welfare, transportation, and many … [Read More...]