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Pedestrian hit on Valentine’s Day dies a couple days later

Friends of a young Grass Valley woman, struck by a vehicle earlier this month, mourn the loss of their, loving and humble friend. Areolle Starr, 26, was struck by a vehicle and cr ...

UPDATE: West Roseville murder suspect, victim had heated exchange

A quiet, upscale neighborhood west of Roseville was jolted by a convoy of patrol cars and CSI vehicles last weekend, after a 21-year-old Sacramento man was allegedly stabbed to dea ...

Another step toward North Auburn-area public-private trail network

A long-planned trails network linking Placer Land Trust, private land holdings and a Placer County park into a single trail network remains on track. Key pieces of land and roadwa ...

Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

Local teams are busy honing their skills for AAUW’s annual Trivia Bee

    Auburn City Manager Tim Rundel has a not-so-secret passion: He’s a fanatic about documentary films. It’s all he watches, when he watches, he told me ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Gusher in Auburn after water main breaks

The water flowed in torrents down Auburn’s Nevada Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday after workers reportedly drilled into a 12-inch main. The gusher appeared on the side ...

Foresthill Bridge buttoned down to keep ‘catwalkers’ at bay

Placer County moved Thursday to make it even harder for social media-fueled thrill seekers to trespass on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge. The span, the fourth highest in the ...

Homeless camp cleanup

Deputy Ryan Zender knows almost every member of the North Auburn homeless community by name. Last year, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office created a full-time deputy positio ...

Auburn Woman receives national honor

Jane LaBoa, of Auburn, is one of 26 people to achieve the rank of Fellow for the Society of American Foresters in 2014. LaBoa explained that to be named as SAF Fellow is a prestig ...