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Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

Pedestrian killed after being struck by big rigs on I-80 in Auburn

A pedestrian was killed early this morning after being struck by two tractor-trailer rigs, one after the other, on Interstate 80 in Auburn. The death occurred just after 2:30 a.m. ...

Meddlers -- Sept. 1

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter Tric ...

Back to school: iCare Charter provides a last chance for expelled students

Stores are stocked with notebooks, kids crowd at bus stops in the morning, and Taco Tree is mobbed during lunch: It must be back-to-school season. In a three-part series, the Aubur ...

Woman, 66, mugged in Old Town Auburn

A 32-year-old man was behind bars Monday after an attempted purse snatching in Old Town Auburn that left a 66-year-old woman battered after being slugged in the face. Andrew Scott ...

Man arrested in North Auburn strong-arm robbery

Sunday afternoon, Abraham Robertson, a 36-year-old Auburn-area transient, was arrested by the Placer County Sheriff's Office for robbery. At about 1:30 PM, PCSO depu ...

Season's change means more bear sightings

Put away the bird feeders and the pet food, secure the garbage cans, clean the barbecue and harvest the fruit from the trees because there are hungry bears in the hills this time o ...

City's new vehicle expected to be a workhorse

A new, smaller, quieter and more efficient sewer maintenance vehicle, or Vac-Con, will soon be on the streets of Auburn, as City Council recently OK’d the $400,000 purchase o ...

Area charities join Feeding America drive

Local hunger charities are planning special events to coincide with “Hunger Action Month,” which starts in September Hunger relief charity Feeding America chose to hol ...

Second drug test crucial in deadly bike crash outcome

While a plea deal meant David Lee Correa would not stand trial on charges connected to the death of cyclist Barbara Crowell, new information released after his sentencing sheds mor ...

Ex-E.V. Cain tutor convicted of illegal relationship with 14-year-old student

Weimar resident Gerald Keith Heisler will be sentenced Sept. 9 after being found guilty of charges connected to an illegal relationship with a 14-year-old student that included sex ...

Heavy smoke closes portion of Interstate 80

Updated: noon Aug. 28, 2015   Part of eastbound Interstate 80 will be closed for at least 30 minutes as fire crews work to put out a grass fire in the Newcastle area. Accor ...

Media Life: Folsom walks the line for Johnny Cash

Big things are happening at the other end of Auburn Folsom Road. Folsom, Auburn’s prisoncentric neighbor to the south, is moving ahead with more artful components of what is ...

Another View: Listening to truth, whomever's it may be

This column is a follow-up to Caspers-Ross’s Aug. 25 column, “Let laughter roll down like wine,” which is available online. You may have read my column about ri ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...