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Placer County doctor appointed to state tobacco committee, warns of dangers of vaping

Lately, Dr. Robert Oldham has been thinking a lot about e-cigarettes. The health officer and public health director for Placer County didn’t realize how thoroughly the produc ...

Old Town Auburn loses key business owner, leader

Ralph Osborne, a key leader and business owner in Old Town Auburn, will be remembered Jan. 16 with a memorial tribute. Osborne died Dec. 26 of cancer, his wife, Natalie Osborne, s ...

Jen Benna to speak at Lifestyle Expo

  Ultra marathoner, Jen Benna, didn’t always run. In 2003 the farthest she’d pushed herself was 6 miles. She was in the Mojave Desert to watch her husband run a 3 ...

Auburn firm lands $6.5 million contract

Inside a set of buildings at the Auburn airport, workers make sure aircraft all over the world, from helicopters to airliners, fly safely. The company, TGH Aviation, overhauls vi ...

Still low, though ticking up

Nationally, gas prices are averaging about $1.99 per gallon for regular unleaded, the lowest price point gasoline has seen since 2009, according to a report by the American Automob ...

Old Town Auburn post office future cloudy

A living link to California’s Gold Rush past, Old Town Auburn’s Station A post office is moving into 2016 with an uncertain future. From the U.S. Postal Service perspe ...

North Auburn shelter works with businesses to curb panhandling

With demand for the limited number of beds at the Right Hand Auburn homeless shelter in North Auburn, a no panhandling policy has gained allies in the nearby business community. W ...

Placer County’s falling jobless rate now in state’s Top 10

Placer County’s unemployment rate has edged down a notch – to 4.7 percent, according to newly released Employment Development Department statistics. And that’s g ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Placer’s property value increase tops state

Placer County is tops in California in terms of assessed property value growth, according to the State Board of Equalization. New statistics comparing counties show Placer values ...

Cold weather warnings as winter moves into Placer County, Auburn

With cold weather and storm activity looming, safety warnings are being issued to Auburnites to be prepared on the roads and in the home. The temperature in Auburn was forecast by ...

Sierra snow signals business boost for Auburn

Like a river of cash and credit cards flowing back and forth through Auburn, Interstate 80 provides jobs and profits for businesses, many dependent on the steady fstream of Bay Are ...

Placer County supes hear heated debate on cannabis rules

From emotional to legal to financial, arguments spurred heated debate Tuesday before the Placer County Board of Supervisors over potential new medicinal marijuana growing and selli ...

Crispin Cider plant stays in Colfax with Jerry Brown’s help

Crispin Cider in Colfax is drinking in the sweet taste of success after an infusion of $1 million in state funding provided a fix for an Interstate 80 overcrossing  issue. Th ...