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Continuing the commitment to Lake Tahoe’s restoration

Lake Tahoe has had its share of turning points. The mid 20th-century building boom was an infamous one. The rush to develop the Tahoe Basin brought about a steep decline in the lake's world-famous clarity,...

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Placer County expands Clerk-Recorder-Elections office in new Rocklin facility

Known also as the “Atherton Building” for its location at 3715 Atherton Rd., the new facility will serve as the primary location for all transactions with the Placer County Clerk-Recorder, though most services will remain available at the existing office …

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Court finds Measure F invalid; Deputy Association to appeal

Although the invalidation of the voter-approved salary-setting measure was anticipated, attorney David Mastagni says the Placer County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association is disappointed and will file an appeal.

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Placer Sheriff's Office unveils fallen deputy monument

The eight-foot sculpture, created by local artist Douglas Van Howd, resembles a deputy from the 1800s and honors nine Placer County peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1851.

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Olympic Valley name changes continue

Placer County Board of Supervisors has renamed three county roads that contained the word squaw. Squaw Valley Road was renamed Olympic Valley Road, Squaw Peak Road was renamed Shirley Canyon Road and Squaw Peak Way was renamed Marmot Way. Placer …

Image caption: Salt is a key ingredient to maintaining safe roads in snowy climes.
Putting Tahoe on a Low-Salt Diet

Comstock’s reporter Jennifer Junghans learns about some innovative solutions to the problem of ice on winter roads.

Image caption: The district attorney and public defender are at the heart of Placer County's criminal justice system.
Placer County's D.A. and Public Defender, Explained

Anyone charged with a crime in Placer County should get to know the district attorney and public defender. Here's how their offices work.