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...]

Heritage Trail Museums Tour offers summer of free museums in Placer County

Museums throughout Placer County will offer free admission on select days all summer as the Heritage Trail Museums Tour returns for its ninth year. … [Read More...]

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...]