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Fire Safe Council efforts kindle State of Community recognition

When Fran Kehoe steps up May 1 to accept the County Award at the Auburn State of the Community event, she’ll be doing so with a fire victim’s perspective. But, even mo ...

The Food Dude: Risotto – a great foundation for flavor

Who doesn’t like risotto? Risotto is comfort food in the first degree. Dating back to the 1400s, this dish has become a global favorite. When it was discovered that humidit ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, April 22 and 29, 1965

30 days in jail for Mrs. Baima Lillybel Baima, vegetarian, arch foe of tax-supported mental health clinics and governor of the Republic of North California, last week was sentenc ...

Suspect held on arson charges

A suspect was in custody Monday, being held in connection with a small wildfire that broke out near Alta. According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Arthur Amo ...

Echo Valley’s Connie Watson receives Northern California agriculture honor

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch in Auburn, is one of four women recognized by Common Threads North for contributions to agriculture and their communities. Watson was s ...

Jobs increase signals sizzling Placer construction

Another month, another drop in Placer County’s jobless rate. The local economic barometer, established monthly by the state Employment Development, shows the percentage of u ...

THE PERFECT FIT: Skyridge Elementary surpasses fitness standards easily thanks to Running School

Don’t be fooled by the wide grin etched across her face in the picture shown at left, because Leah Booth takes her fitness seriously. The Skyridge Elementary School student ...

Three-car crash slows Highway 49 traffic

Three vehicles were involved in an accident that closed one lane of a major thoroughfare and slowed afternoon travelers. The accident occurred in the right lane of southbound High ...

Wildfire chars 3 to 5 acres

A vegetation fire in steep terrain prompted a hurried response from fire crews Friday morning near Alta. The wildfire, which was reported in the canyon near Lovers Leap Road aroun ...