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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 ...

City eases residential access to solar power

Peggy Matson of Auburn Solar Specialists was cheering on Wednesday over the news that Auburn City Council passed an ordinance to streamline the residential solar permit process. & ...

Four-year prison sentence in Foresthill Road bike-death case

The driver of a pickup that struck and killed a cyclist on Foresthill Road July 3, 2014, has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lee Correa, 39, of Foresthill, was sente ...

Local credit union ranks as one of nation's healthiest

A local credit union is among the nation’s 200 healthiest according to a 2015 list compiled by bank comparison site DepositAccounts.com. Sierra Central Credit Union, which m ...

New play structure ready for action

Kids in Auburn have a new place to play thanks to the Auburn Recreational District’s installation of a play structure at Railhead Park. The play structure includes a slide, ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer High puts supplies in place for emergencies

Placer High School has purchased 70 lockdown kits, or emergency containers, one for each classroom and gym, plus a few extras, according to Assistant Principal Steve Caminiti. The ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Drought, Cool ranchland paints rustic cinematic backdrop

A movie about drought both personal and climatological, “The Divide” has started filming on ranchland in the Cool area of El Dorado County. The independent film featur ...