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Placer Sheriff counts 71 ICE jail requests

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office fielded 71 requests in 2017 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for release information on jail inmates living in the country ill ...

Lighting the darkness

Gus Thomson/Auburn Journal photos Auburn’s Len Ganz lights a candle during Tuesday’s Menorah Lighting ceremony in Central Square. The ceremony, attended by about 35 pe ...

Christmas relief for I-80 travelers?

It’s taking yet more time for the popular Gold Run rest area on Interstate 80 to open. Shut to the public since May for wastewater and water treatment upgrades, the eastboun ...

Man killed on Union Pacific tracks

A man died Wednesday night after being struck by a train on the Union Pacific tracks just outside of Auburn in Bowman. The victim was identified today by the Placer County Sheriff ...

CHP utilizes tech to alert public

When a person goes missing, every second counts.  As the statewide coordinator for the Amber, Silver, and Blue Alert programs, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said time is ...

Arrests in trestle debris dumps onto autos

For more than a month, the California Highway Patrol fielded reports of rocks, chunks of concrete, scrap metal - even a water heater - being tossed into Interstate 80 traffic. It ...

Man dodges bullet; Recyclables ripoff; Safecracker foiled

Rayshane Olivie Sipert, a 32-year-old Sacramento transient, was arrested outside the Granite Bay Walmart on Douglas Boulevard on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernali ...

Burglary suspect arrested after manhunt near Auburn

Early this afternoon, a man wanted on a burglary warrant was spotted in the Auburn area by a Placer County sheriff’s deputy, according to Sheriff’s Office Lt. Andrew Sc ...

A Newbie’s Guide To Navigating Auburn

If you caught Thursday’s “Remember This?” column, consider yourself either nostalgia-filled (Auburn oldtimer) or newly schooled (Auburn newcomer). The column on ...

Q&A: With new Auburn Police Chief Ryan Kinnan

Taking the oath of office today, new Auburn Police Chief Ryan Kinnan comes from Citrus Heights, one of the newest cities in the state, to one of the oldest. Kinnan was sworn in la ...

New job filled for regional fire plan

A former Kern County fire marshal with more than 30 years experience in public safety has been hired to develop a fire prevention plan for the Meadow Vista, Newcastle and Foresthil ...

Rakes, Shovels Out: Snow, leaves fall with a vengeance

The rakes are out in the foothills and the snow shovels are back on the job in the Sierra. Storms are forecast to be back tonight and to not let up until Saturday evening, with sn ...

Rare fire wagons to roll at Rose Parade

Firefighting history — courtesy of an Auburn-area alliance — will be rolling along the Tournament of Roses parade route New Year’s Day. The Native Sons of the Go ...

Alpine Market a much-loved Auburn fixture

“Along with just about every other business in Auburn, the Alpine Markets have had to work hard to stay abreast of the changing times. However, even with the keen competition ...

Goodbye to Auburn Chevys with tears, cynicism

Ex-employees said their goodbyes Wednesday to the suddenly shuttered Auburn Chevys as they commisserated together at the entrance with final paychecks in hand until shooed away by ...