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Planning Commission recommends approval for Village at Squaw project

The Placer County Planning Commission has voted 4-2 to recommend approval of the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report. Commissioner Fred Arcuri was absent. The project now goes to the board of supervisors. Under the plan, 94 acres in Squaw Valley would be transformed into...

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Placer to explore options for expanding Hidden Falls Regional Park, adding parking

Options for expanding the well-loved Hidden Falls Regional Park west of Auburn will be explored under a new agreement approved today by the Placer County Board of Supervisors. The board approved a $233,622 agreement with AECOM Technical Services to conduct an environmental review for a possible expansion of the park, and approved a budget...

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Energy saving efforts have saved Placer County $1 million annually since 2008

Placer County has saved $1 million a year since 2008 through a comprehensive effort to reduce energy use across its facilities. As energy saving technology improves, Placer County continues to assess ways to limit its energy costs. In the past eight years, the county has conducted efficiency upgrades and began new practices that have...

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Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

Mahogany Magic: Tahoe’s Concours d’Elegance and Maritime Museum

THE 44TH ANNUAL LAKE TAHOE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE is August 12-13 at historic Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, the birthplace of wooden boats on “Big Blue.” This year, North America’s premier wooden boat show features the marquee class of Chris-Craft racing runabouts. The racing runabouts were first built 80 years ago. Only 50 of the pre-war...

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A Lake Tahoe “bucket list”: boating, hiking, biking, festivals and more

A Lake Tahoe “bucket list”: boating, hiking, biking, festivals and more

Here are some things to do this summer in Lake Tahoe: 1 Try stand-up paddle boarding at one of the race series in North Lake Tahoe, including the 10th annual Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddle Festival August 12-14 in Kings Beach. 2 View antique and classic wooden boats at the 44th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Aug. 12-13...

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Placer debuts new community welcome signs

Placer County’s unincorporated areas have just as much community pride as their town and city neighbors and now they have a new way to show it. Starting with six signs in Bowman and five in North Auburn, Placer County has launched a new welcome sign program for its unincorporated communities. Signs for other unincorporated...

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New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

Aug 1, 2016
New Menu Features and Gluten Free Finds at Yard House

A few weeks ago Andy and I checked out some new menu items and gluten free options available at Yard House in Roseville. You might remember my visit to Yard House shortly after they opened back in 2011. We kicked off our meal with this round of drinks. On the left is a glass...

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A newspaper ought to separate fact from fiction

Aug 1, 2016

When a small-business owner closes up shop, dumps six employees and blames the misfortune on minimum-wage increases, a newspaper ought to check out the story, especially this year. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that will … Continue reading

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Placer County says farewell to Bookmobile, new mobile library coming soon

After a storied, 45-year career of delivering books to the community, the beloved Placer County Bookmobile has driven off to a well-deserved retirement. A new mobile library is coming this fall, bringing the same excellent service to the community with a few exciting bonus features. The community was invited to bid a fond farewell to...

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Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc at the...

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