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Last three of four fugitives arrested in Foresthill Friday evening after three-day search

10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 -- Three men who had been on the run from law enforcement in the rugged terrain four miles east of Foresthill since Wednesday afternoon, were captured ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Strong snowpack, storage spurs move to bottle up restrictions

With drought-busting snow high in the Sierra and water deepening their mountain reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency officials are looking to the s ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Seventh-Day Adventist breakfast ends after homeless increase

The Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church will no longer host a free breakfast on Saturdays before church services due to an increase in homeless attendees who made families feel uns ...

Foresthill undaunted as deputies continue search

Kids played chess and made pink snowflakes on an otherwise quiet Thursday morning at the Foresthill library. Community members browsed shelves while outside, a manhunt co ...

PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

One in custody, three still at large: Foresthill manhunt re-focused

One man was arrested Thursday morning and three others remained at large after the men apparently fled while being questioned east of Foresthill. The arrest of Pedro Madrigal Orti ...

Canyon hikers stunned by car slide

Two Fairfield residents who were planning to go for a hike on Wednesday were stunned when their rental car slid down the steep embankment while they were parking. “If I didn ...

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Q&A: Grassroots prosperity efforts moving ahead

PlacerSustain is a non-profit group in Placer County working to find economic answers in a sustainable way for the local area. President Jeff Bordelon, an Auburn attorney, said tha ...

Low snow coats Meadow Vista in white

A flurry of snow that hit the ground in areas just below Meadow Vista on Tuesday morning took travelers and school officials by surprise; however, area schools remained open. The ...

Amgen Tour of California to stop in Folsom, Sacramento in 2016

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California’s route details were announced in Folsom Thursday morning to a crowd of more than 100 cyclists, media, and cycling enthusiasts at the Folsom ...

Sweet relief: Storm runoff turns on the American River spigot

If you were one of the hundreds of people on a fork of the American River this weekend, you may have seen a welcome site: Rushing water – and plenty of it. However, while Au ...

Woman passenger pulled to safety on I-80 by Caltrans, CHP

Quick action by Caltrans and CHP workers helped save a woman trying to escape a submerged vehicle. Humberto Ruiz was likely driving at an unsafe speed in heavy rain Friday while t ...