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State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

And the nominees are ...

By Penne Usher Of the Auburn Journal For more than three decades the Auburn Journal has bestowed the Vernon Gould McCann Award on a deserving Auburnite. The award has been given ...

Students face off with law, come away with win

On Sunday the Auburn Trap Club closed its facility to the general public for shooting trap in favor of supporting a kids versus cops shoot-a-thon to benefit the Placer County 10-35 ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

The Food Dude: Salmon, one of the most versatile and healthy ingredients

The connection between seafood and health is undeniable, yet information available to consumers can be confusing and conflicting. Doctors, nutritionists and federal agencies reco ...

General Gomez was but one brand of Auburn’s hometown cigars

It’s been a while since I’ve smelled cigar smoke or seen a man puffing on a panatela, but there was a time before the Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of u ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Manhunt in North Auburn after threats against Veterans Administration

UPDATE 2:26 p.m. April 28 Threats against the Veterans Administration spurred a manhunt for a Nevada County man and lockdowns in North Auburn this afternoon. Authorities issu ...

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...