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Placer County Supervisors approve Village at Squaw Valley project

The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 today to approve the Village at Squaw Valley Specific Plan and the certification of the project environmental impact report, after a more than nine hour meeting, with significant public comment both for and against the development. This approval makes way for the development of 94 acres...

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Original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Betty Samson describes life during World War II

Two days after graduating high school, she went to work helping America win World War II. Now original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and longtime Placer County resident Betty Samson sits down with us to talk about her work repairing aircraft engines for the war effort, what life was like during that time and what it...

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Vote counting concludes for the night in Placer County elections

With vote counting in the Placer County elections concluded for the night, Placer voters favored upgrades for local schools, but showed less support for Measure M’s proposed sales tax increase to fund transportation infrastructure and a City of Colfax measure that would allow and regulate medical cannabis dispensaries. Bond measures are on pace for...

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Placer County looks to save costs with Rocklin building purchase

The Placer County Board of Supervisors Nov. 8 unanimously approved buying the building the county leases in Rocklin to provide a number of services, eventually saving an expected $1.4 million in tax dollars per year. The board’s action will allow the county’s department of public works and facilities to enter a purchase agreement for...

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Supervisors look to allow limited outdoor and indoor cultivation of medical cannabis in Placer County

Nov 8, 2016

Limited outdoor cultivation of medical cannabis in Placer County for personal use may also be allowed in an anticipated ordinance following a discussion of next steps for cannabis regulation at the county board of supervisors meeting today. Following months of extensive public engagement, the board in June directed county staff to develop an ordinance...

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Placer selected for Whole Person Care pilot program to help most vulnerable residents

Nov 7, 2016

It’s an unfortunate and all-too-common reality for a number of high-risk individuals in Placer County to have repeated incidents of avoidable emergency department or hospital admissions or to bounce from one care provider to another – without each of those providers connecting to help them get well. It can cause frustration for patients and...

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William Jessup University Holds Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday morning

The William Jessup University Public Policy Department, in cooperation with the WJU Veterans Club, will host the university’s eighth annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11. The ceremony will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the flagpole, located in front of the growing campus in Rocklin. “The Public Policy Department is honored to recognize the...

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Tahoe Basin Area Plan will guide environmental restoration and land use regulation

Nov 4, 2016

After nearly five years of development, Placer County and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency have released the Tahoe Basin Area Plan and final supporting environmental documents. The plan outlines how the county will achieve environmental restoration goals for Lake Tahoe and set land-use regulations for Placer County’s portion of the Tahoe Basin for the next...

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Placer County health clinic in Auburn transitions to Western Sierra Medical Clinic Nov. 10

Nov 3, 2016

For more than 30 years, Placer County has provided  medical services to low income, rural residents. On Nov. 10, the Auburn medical clinic will close its doors, transferring patients to a new, non-profit provider. Western Sierra Medical Clinic will now provide medical and dental services in place of the county’s clinic. At this time...

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Dollar Creek Trail a key link in vision for North Tahoe regional trail system

When it’s built, the Dollar Creek Trail will make a big step toward connecting Kings Beach and Tahoe City with a continuous shared-use path. It’s a key reach in an emerging regional trail system for North Lake Tahoe that will connect all the lakeshore communities with the Martis Valley and Truckee, including plenty of...

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