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Three Western States 100 volunteers in trail crash near Auburn

Three volunteers on an expedition to clear fallen trees on the Western States 100 trail in the Auburn State Recreation Area were tossed from their utility vehicle Thursday as it ro ...

Low-income housing in strong demand

Homeless shelter services are in high demand in Placer and Nevada counties, according to this year’s Point in Time homeless count taken over one day in January in area she ...

Sparks fly over pot discussion

Sparks flew Tuesday night over the future of marijuana in Placer County, as county officials offered a presentation to the Auburn City Council and law enforcement officials offe ...

Media Life: Auburn’s All-Time Top 5 Authors

After last week’s foray into the wonderful world of Auburn’s All-Time Top 10 Musicians, Media Life dares to delves into the universe of literary luminaries – of w ...

Auburn’s well-known pink Dodge Lancer sold after 54 years

Donna Howell says she has her privacy back. But there is a price to be paid. Howell no longer drives the distinctive pinker-shade-of-beige Dodge Lancer that made her instantly re ...

Dangers of the Tri: Auburn Triathlon organizers concerned about athlete, public safety

The grueling Auburn Triathlon is an epic test of grit, muscle and endurance that will bring 400 athletes to the Auburn area over the weekend. But organizers are also stressing saf ...

Crime in Your Community: Newcastle burglary, theft at Auburn golf course, computer scam

May 9 Jeffrey Lee Freeman, 21, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a switchblade knife and drug paraphernalia. The arrest took place at the corner of Education ...

Beware the bite: rattlesnake season arrives in the foothills

When he moved the piece of steel and looked down at the ground Mario Farinha thought the reptile curled in the shade was a gopher snake, but when he bent down to move it, the snake ...

Three new high school therapists shared their work with Placer Union trustees

While Placer Union students, in general, have lower rates of poverty and at-risk factors than students in Sacramento, their need for mental health services is as great or greater t ...

'Something Inside is Broken' - A Native American rock opera on stage

How do you tell the story about the shattering of a people? With truth, honor, music, and a little comic relief. “Something Inside is Broken” tells the story of the N ...

Auburn Union trustees consider salaries and squirrels

Auburn Union trustees may approve a job description for a new position: English language learner coach. The coach will provide leadership support for teachers. This coach will moni ...

Placer’s new $22.1 million Auburn animal shelter to open in September

A form is taking shape on Placer County’s new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn as work moves toward a September opening. Wesley Nicks, county director of animal ...

Placer County residents turn over three tons of unwanted meds

A total of 5,700 pounds of unused medications were collected among the 11 western Placer County locations during the spring Rx Take-Back event April 30. The amount recovered was 2 ...

Wrong-way driver on I-80: What would you do?

Sheriff’s deputies stopped late at night at the Newcastle park-and-ride watched the bizarre, frightening U-turn in real time as it happened on Interstate 80. And when it was ...