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Ted Gaines wins VIP gold-panning competition

By Mike Fitch, Journal Staff Writer Placer County Supervisor Ted Gaines knows a thing or two about gold panning. That was obvious Friday during the VIP gold-panning competition at ...

Imaginations gearing up for festival scarecrow contest

Sandy Firth, Journal Staff Writer Get those creative juices flowing. It is almost time for the 5th annual Auburn Community Festival. The festival will be held at Recreation Park at ...

Trojans Win War with Eagles

Del Oro Football, by Todd Mordhorst, Journal Assistant Sports Editor LOOMIS ? Friday night?s contest at Del Oro High had an eerie resemblance to the last time the football team was ...

Mavericks avenge last year's loss to Hillmen

Placer Football, by Andy Wilcox, Journal Sports Editor CITRUS HEIGHTS ? After rushing for three of his team?s four touchdowns against Placer in Friday night?s season opener, Mesa V ...

Grizzlies show grit in shutout at Dixon

Golden Sierra Football, by Andrew DiLuccia, Journal Sports Correspondent DIXON ? ?It?s just like the Alamo, but this time the Texans won!? That was the was battle cry of Golden Sie ...

Falcons edge Woodcreek, 14-7

Colfax Football, by Mike Ray, Gold Country News Service ROSEVILLE ? Tradition played an important role in Friday night?s high school football season opener between Colfax?s Falcons ...

Bruins crush Cougars

Bear River Football, by Becky Costello, Journal Sports Correspondent ANTELOPE ? Expecting the kind of bruising battle they usually get from Center each year, the Bear River footbal ...

Delta stuns Sierra by a point again in debut

Sierra College Football, by Brett Del Balso, Gold Country News Service ROCKLIN ? The Sierra College football team experienced a little deja vu Saturday afternoon in a season-openin ...

Star Fire almost out

Full containment expected today By Mike Fitch, Journal Staff Writer Firefighters used ropes to reach the bottom of a rugged canyon northeast of Georgetown Monday, hoping for a fina ...

Friends seek burial funds for mentally disabled man

By Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer Allen Osborn found out two weeks ago that he was going to die, probably before the year is out. As Osborn?s time runs down, the people who have ...

Foresthill water rates headed up

By Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer The Foresthill Public Utility District is moving toward its first rate increase since 1993. If the proposed 13 percent hike gets board approval ...

Placer School for Adults to offer live musical theater

?How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying? runs Sept. 27, 28, 29; Oct. 4, 5 and 6 Sandy Firth, Journal Staff Writer If you saw the 1960s? movie version of ?How to Succeed i ...

What is the secret to getting good service from businesses?

Bowman Banter by Dennis Clifford I wonder if anyone has noticed the change in orientation of service related businesses? With all the technological advances, are we really being be ...

Letters to the editor

Auburn has honest people. I am proud to live in a town where there are still honest people who have integrity. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, I foolishly put $150 cash in my pocket with my c ...

Obituaries

Eric Schmiedel Eric Michael Schmiedel died recently in Santa Clara County at age 48. Born July 1, 1953, in San Francisco, Mr. Schmiedel was a Sonora resident for the past two years ...