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Stolen shopping-cart roundup in Auburn

Auburn Police are reporting about $3,200 worth of shopping carts were rounded up and returned to stores this week. The department’s Community Action Team spent part of Monda ...

I-80 fatality ID’d

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released the name Thursday of a truck driver killed Jan. 14 in a crash on Interstate 80. He was John Michael Renfro, 63, of Antelope, the ...

Thieves get creative in mail thefts

In a new twist in local mail thievery, bolts anchoring a rural Auburn cluster mailbox were removed and the whole box was taken away. The theft took place along Baxter Grade Road. ...

Man, 24, arrested after sexually explicit images sent to girl, 15

Auburn Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of sending sexually explicit images to a 15-year-old girl. The teen was described as "a brave young woman" by ...

More administrative leave involving Placer coaches

AUBURN– Another Placer High School coach has been placed on administrative leave, officials said, but for reasons that are unclear. The Placer Unified High School District s ...

LOP author publishes 1 book, 4 on the way

Words are a big part of Tina Roholt’s world. “I have been a word person my entire life,” Roholt said. “Words have always fascinated me. That side of m ...

Film shines light on Auburn’s ‘Poet Smith’

Streets have been named for him in his hometown, namely Poet Smith Drive and Smith Court. Auburn had a Clark Ashton Smith Day when his 100th birthday came around on Jan. 13, 1993. ...

Auburn shopping center moves ahead

It’s “easy does it” for tree-cutting work at the North Auburn site of a new commercial center. Chainsaws and heavy equipment are staying clear of protected wetla ...

Bridge collapse then. Placid crossing now

There was warning before the surge of water rising 25 feet arrived. Upstream, the partly constructed Hell Hole reservoir project on the middle fork American River was having probl ...

Coloma: Not just for fourth graders

The stomach-churning bus ride along winding Highway 49. The rustic buildings that danced off the pages of a social studies book to kindle fourth-grader imaginations. The field tr ...

Leaky canals costly to Placer Water

A $500,000 program to mitigate for destruction of artificial habitat created by Placer County Water Agency canal leaks has ended. The Water Agency started working in the mid-2000s ...

Arrest in brazen '3 bears' burglary

Residents of a Foresthill home returned to find their house burglarized and a vehicle stolen, leading to an arrest of a suspect this month. According to a Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Booming economy boosts passenger rail

Capitol Corridor is crediting a booming Northern California economy as a key for ridership increases on its passenger trains in 2018. Released this past week, the Auburn-to-San Jo ...

Injured K-9 Eros recovering at home in Lincoln

The injured K-9 Eros returned home to Lincoln shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, where he was welcomed by balloons, neighbors and a sign that read “Welcome Home Eros” affix ...

Parking assault arrest; Store vandalized: More

Jan. 6 Ivan Alekseyevich Kochuboy, 42, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property. The arrest took place in thee 9000-block of Crater Hill Road. Wes ...