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Secret’s out: Placer County is the place to be

More people are choosing to call Placer County home than are deciding to pack-up the moving van. According to the latest numbers released by the California Department of Finance, Placer County leads the state in net domestic migration with 3.85 percent. We’re thrilled to report that more residents decided to stay (but not surprised)!...

Placer County Online
Secret’s out: Placer County is the place to be

More people are choosing to call Placer County home than are deciding to pack-up the moving van. According to the latest numbers released by the California Department of Finance, Placer County leads the state in net domestic migration with 3.85 percent. We’re thrilled to report that more residents decided to stay (but not surprised)!...

Placer County Online
Secret’s out: Placer County is the place to be

More people are choosing to call Placer County home than are deciding to pack-up the moving van. According to the latest numbers released by the California Department of Finance, Placer County leads the state in net domestic migration with 3.85 percent. We’re thrilled to report that more residents decided to stay (but not surprised)!...

Placer County Online
Secret’s out: Placer County is the place to be

More people are choosing to call Placer County home than are deciding to pack-up the moving van. According to the latest numbers released by the California Department of Finance, Placer County leads the state in net domestic migration with 3.85 percent. We’re thrilled to report that more residents decided to stay (but not surprised)!...

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Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF CHICAGO Park, a bucolic hamlet nestled between Colfax and Grass Valley, were first generation German- and Italian-Americans who came from Chicago in the mid-1800s to reconnect with their agrarian roots. The area became famous for its stone fruit, wine grapes and other fruit. In 1915, pears from a Chicago...

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Human remains found in Colfax storage unit

COLFAX – On Nov. 25, at around noon, a woman called the Placer County Sheriff’s Office to report a foul odor coming from an abandoned storage unit that she had just purchased through an auction. The storage unit is located in the 100 block of Sherwood Court in Colfax. Deputies responded and, while investigating the...

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Alpine Named to ACWA Post

AUBURN – Joshua Alpine of the Placer County Water Agency has been named as vice chairman of Region 3 of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). Alpine, a former mayor of Colfax, serves as the elected director for PCWA District 5, and is a member of the ACWA Board of Directors. As a...

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Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

Sierra and foothills roadtrips in an electric car

More electric vehicles are on the road, with Northern California ranked as the top EV region. By 2022, California’s electric vehicle sales are expected to be more than double the total for the next three most popular EV states. EVs aren’t just for intercity travel. Silicon Valley-based Tesla Motors, which is building an EV battery “gigafactory” in...

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Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

Fall colors and food & wine tours in the foothills and Sierra

HISTORIC HIGHWAY 40 Weather permitting, take an old time Sunday drive at slow speed along Old Hwy. 40 from Rocklin to Donner Pass and Truckee— or a “leg” or two—instead of Interstate 80. The fall colors are spectacular. “You will see the parade of rich history that formed California: the path of the Native American petroglyphs...

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Applegate Fire Update

Around 1:30pm yesterday afternoon, a fire erupted along I-80 between Auburn and Colfax.  The fire has grown overnight to 420 acres with 20% containment.  A number of residences and outbuildings were destroyed by the fire with at least 1,000 structures still in harms way. Evacuations remain in effect for many in the area. Please...

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