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Mandarin Festival turns 12 in November

When organizers in the tiny foothills town of Newcastle, held their first Mandarin Festival 10 years ago, they never imagined that it would grow to the two-day event that now attra ...

'Pillowcase burglar' strikes Auburn

A string of home burglaries in the Auburn area could be the work of the "pillowcase burglar," a thief who has ripped off more than a dozen residences in Placer and Nevada counties. ...

Body still sought in suspected homicide

LINCOLN - The search continued by Jeep and on foot Tuesday for a missing 27-year-old, who was last seen leaving the Thunder Valley Casino around 1:13 a.m. Oct. 5 with Mario Garcia, ...

University measure splits voters

A seemingly softball question with some hardball political baggage that continues to dog its progress to the Nov. 8 ballot box, Measure H will ask voters to give their non-binding ...

No special effort to halt bird flu yet

Placer County agencies are concerned but not doing much right now to combat avian flu, a strain of influenza transmitted between birds that has not been detected in the United Stat ...

Senior Health and Fitness Fair offers flu shots today

Placer County's Department of Health and Human Services will hold a flu-shot clinic for high-risk residents during the 12th Annual Senior Health and Fitness Fair today in Auburn. T ...

Burglarizing bears raise havoc in Tahoe City area

The Placer County Sheriff's Department has reported an alarming number of bears breaking into homes in the Tahoe City area and residents are being warned to be aware and take preca ...

DNA links Garcia to Christie

Prosecutors say DNA evidence links an Auburn man in custody on weapons charges to the disappearance of 27-year-old Christie Wilson. Mario F. Garcia, 53, now considered a "suspect, ...

Council commends firefighters, community for efforts in Old Town fire

The Auburn City Council commended city firefighters and the community for their response to a fire last Tuesday that destroyed the Mercantile building in Old Town and several busin ...

Job growth boomed under retiring Placer County economic development director

Placer County is losing its economic development director for the last 11 years to retirement. Ed Graves, who was hired in 1994 with Placer County mired in an economic slump, has s ...