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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 ...

School officials attempt to wrangle social media beast

Like rock n’ roll in its time, social media is here to stay – for good or for ill – which means that a lot of the choices students make online in their free time ...

Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Criticism in the age of social media rage: a call for kindness

  My whole life people have been telling me to toughen up, suck it up, to get over it, to stop being such a crybaby. My childhood was filled with the oft-repeated refrain, &l ...

Baa Ram U: Dyed-in-the-wool shepherd offers knowledge to beginners

Every March, Dan Macon has at least one newborn baby in the house. These babies have four legs and wool coats, but they have to be fed every three to four hours around the clock ju ...

Explosive oil-train issue on track for Auburn airing

Could foothills communities be on a collision course with danger from an oil-train explosion? Auburn residents will get an opportunity Thursday to learn about the possible impact ...

10 ways to pass a rainy day

Heavy rain is expected all day today, with a 50 to 60 percent chance of showers throughout the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento. It’s been a ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...