The former owner of a Lincoln company that repairs airplane parts was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento federal court to 2 1/2 years in prison for returning parts to customers that had not been properly fixed.

A Rocklin woman and a man from Mountain View entered pleas of not guilty Wednesday in San Francisco to federal charges of money laundering and using the Internet to promote prostitution.

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner has passed two milestones – 40 years serving in the same agency and winning a sixth term. Bonner began his career as a Placer County sheriff’s deputy in 1974 after graduating from UC Berkeley. The Placer choice was an easy one, and not just because he was a local product who grew up in Loomis and graduated from Del Oro High School.

A Rocklin woman has been arrested in connection with the closure by federal authorities of an adult website known as

Roseville-based accounting firm Gallina LLP said it has acquired Mellon Johnson Reardon in the Southern California city of Ontario. The merger is effective July 1.

Local health officers have a common recipe for keeping their counties’ children healthy: Make sure children and their parents have ready access to doctors. Provide prenatal care for young mothers. Educate families on healthy habits. Keep kids active and in school.

Sacramento’s residential real estate market offers more choices and better deals to buyers who can pay more than $500,000.

Placer County sheriff’s detectives have arrested three people suspected of possessing and passing counterfeit money.

Roseville’s Sammy Hagar-themed restaurant is set to reopen in the fall after the legendary rock star’s two sons agreed to take over operations.

A much-anticipated report released Tuesday offered new details and some controversial safety conclusions about a Bay Area oil company’s plan to run crude-oil trains daily through Roseville and Sacramento to Benicia.

For a fourth consecutive year, Roseville-based Rabobank N.A. ranked highest in customer satisfaction among retail banks in California, according to J.D. Power, the Westlake Village-based marketing research and information firm.

Rocklin-based Purple Communications Inc., a provider of communications services and products for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, has appointed telecommunications industry veteran Robert Rae as its new president.

Former Kings guard Bobby Jackson has his Granite Bay home up for sale for $2.1 million.

Authorities believe an arsonist started a late afternoon grass fire that spread quickly and engulfed four buildings in the Sabre City Mobile Home Park near Roseville, said Daniel Berlant, public information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Power was restored to more than 400 people in Rocklin after an outage that lasted for about an hour and a half on Sunday evening.

Placer County law enforcement agencies are ramping up their drunk driving enforcement for the coming holiday weekend with an “Avoid the 7” DUI task force.

The prohibition applies to rural areas that are not within the boundaries of an incorporated city or town. It also applies to unincorporated communities such as Penryn, Newcastle, North Auburn, Granite Bay, Meadow Vista, Foresthill, Tahoe City and Kings Beach.

A Fair Oaks man was arrested today after he went Auburn allegedly expecting a sexual rendezvous with a 13-year-old girl but was met instead by Placer County sheriff’s detectives.

The city of Roseville is moving forward with plans for a $70 million hotel and conference center near the Westfield Galleria, citing marketing studies that anticipate it would host approximately 380 events per year.

Equipment failure has delayed the final phase of the Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass project.

Deputy Ryan Zender was selected as the new problem-oriented policing deputy. His work will include dealing with homeless and related issues in the area, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

The final phase of the Highway 65 Lincoln Bypass will open to traffic early Sunday.

Rocklin Unified School District must rehire four nurses it laid off in 2010 and pay them four years of back wages with interest, the California Public Employment Relations Board ruled last week.

A caretaker working at an Auburn residential recovery center has been arrested after allegedly using a resident’s bank card to make purchases at local stores.

San Mateo-based SolarCity Corp. will host a “100 Jobs in 100 Days” career fair on Saturday at its Granite Bay office. The fair at 4202 Douglas Blvd., suite 100, starts at 10 a.m. and will be limited to 400 attendees.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter crew hoisted a Citrus Heights mountain biker to safety Wednesday morning after he was injured on a Placer County trail.

Auburn police say security cameras caught a man using credit cards from the misplaced wallet of a shopper.

The U.S. Forest Service will close a 340-acre area near Kings Beach for tree thinning every day from Tuesday through Oct. 15, as it conducts a 3,330-acre fuel reduction project on Lake Tahoe’s north shore.

Rocklin was fined $2,000 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission last week for blanketing households with a newsletter that contained photos of City Council members, a violation of the Political Reform Act.

A Lincoln woman escaped a fire in her home this morning after she was alerted by her dog.

A man who drowned a week ago in Folsom Lake has been identified by the Placer County Coroner’s Office as 28-year-old Bryan Michael Jubinal of Elk Grove.

High-flying developer Bart Wayne Volen pleaded guilty Thursday to three felonies in connection with a scheme that prosecutors say looted between $17 million and $19 million from the owners of Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln.

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