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DUI bike rider; Felon with shotgun; More

Dec. 31 Marques Nicole Hawley, 25, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The turnover for arrest to the California Highway Patr ...

Deputy in close call with DUI driving suspect

A Sacramento man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a near-collision with a patrol vehicle in North Auburn, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said today. Th ...

Raging American River then. Time bomb now

A reminder. While Auburn has experienced some wild, wet and windy days this rainy season, we could still be in for worse. Much worse. Take early 1997 as an example. A “no ...

Auburn, South Placer auto charging stations on the way

Funding is now in place for more charging stations in the Auburn and South Placer areas. Placer County supervisors gave their OK this past week to a $284,000 plan that projects ne ...

District: Inappropriate behavior, not hazing

A Placer Union High School District investigation found no evidence of hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Instead, what the district desc ...

65-home plan up for Auburn vote

A 65-home development proposed for a 28-acre parcel across the street from Auburn Cemetery District property will be considered Tuesday by the Auburn Planning Commission. The prop ...

Placer CEO gets a $10K raise

Hired last January, Placer County’s top executive is getting a raise. Without comment at the tail end of Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to boost ...

Police: Arrest after suspect struck victim

An Auburn woman was booked into Placer County Jail Thursday on suspicion of wilful cruelty to a child. Placer County Sheriff's Office jail records also show 29-year-old Bibian ...

Mayor’s 4 top issues for this year

Editor’s note: Mayor Cheryl Maki submitted four points to watch for in Auburn this year. 1: Of course all of us are hyper-sensitive to the problem with wildfires, particular ...

Rural Placer drug lab arrestees ID'd

Two Foresthill men were identified today as suspects arrested after a butane honey oil lab explosion on a rural Placer County property. Kenneth Dodson and James Dale Jacques, both ...

Team remains on 'hiatus' during investigation

The Placer Union High School District's investigation is continuing into hazing allegations at Placer High School involving the boys junior varsity basketball team. The team w ...

Downtown Auburn goes underground

Who are these men and why are they showing off two distinctly different types of cable? The scene is in front of the Hotel Auburn on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn in March 1972 a ...

Arrest after search yields stolen jeans

More than $1,000 in stolen jeans were recovered after an SUV that turned out to also be stolen was pulled over in North Auburn by a deputy, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

It took 168 years for this to happen in Placer County

New Placer County Supervisor Bonnie Gore made it two women on the Board of Supervisors when she was sworn in Tuesday. Joining Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, Gore’s oath of ...

More rain, snow head Placer’s way

Get ready for more rain and snow in Placer County - depending on what elevation you’re in - but the storms will be weaker than the barrage of wind and precipitation that stru ...