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Local artist brings the force, storm troopers to Auburn

Lights, camera, Ordaz – If you’re having a conversation with artist Frank Ordaz, or the “Ordazzler” as his friends call him, it’s best not to be camer ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Deputy hopefuls run gamut of tests

Seconds count for the men and women vying for a handful of spots with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Long before they ever wear the office’s uniform, candidates ru ...

Wildfire prompts closures in both directions on Highway 50 near Pollock Pines

Highway 50 remains closed in both directions at Kyburz Drive near Pollock Pines in El Dorado County because of a wildfire on the north and south side of the highway. Crews are on ...

Gaines moves to shield Cal Fire efforts from drone interference

  Responding to continued drone interference to emergency responders from the air, Sen. Ted Gaines plans to introduce legislation that could lead to jail time for drone opera ...

Bank robbery: A far cry from Hollywood

We’ve all seen how it plays out in the movies: a silent alarm, triggered by a nervous teller, starts a flurry of police activity. Hostage negotiators begin to call the bank a ...

Auburn Union superintendent stepping down from post July 31

At the end of the month, Laura Grassmann will step down from her position as superintendent of the Auburn Union School District and into a new role as support coordinator for Place ...

Auburn intersection to be dedicated in slain Placer deputy’s memory

Deputy James Machado will be honored Thursday with the dedication of an intersection in his name. Machado was killed in the line of duty July 13, 1978, and the sign marking the in ...

Wanderlust Festival strikes chord with local attendees

Wanderlust, which was held July 16-19, combines yoga and meditation with guest speakers, classes, music and outdoor activities. The festival offers an opportunity to unplug from ...

Baxter Fire: Fast spread, faster containment

Firefighters battled and ultimately stopped a rapidly spreading fire in rural neighborhoods approximately three miles northwest of Auburn Wednesday evening. The Baxter Fire -- nam ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...

Rock removal ending on Lincoln-North Auburn sewer link

The regional sewer pipeline ending in Lincoln is slowly digging its way to completion in North Auburn. The Joeger and Bell crossroads in North Auburn have been a focal point in re ...

Peace Camp seeks to foster tolerance, artistic expression

Natalie Pohley cried while watching “The Butler” recently. The movie – based on the life of an African American man who served eight U.S. presidents – inspi ...

Placer, region’s new homebuilding activity highest since 2009

Placer County and the region’s homebuilding industry stayed hot in June, with the highest number of projects in six years moving forward. The North State Building Industry A ...

Wounded Hidden Falls golden eagle receiving care at clinic in Roseville

An injured golden eagle found at Hidden Falls is being rehabilitated in Roseville and will soon be transferred to California Foundation of Birds of Prey (CFBP) in Lincoln before &n ...