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City Council puts hi-tech streetlights, cameras on hold

At the last City Council meeting, members expressed excitement and concern over the possibility of 10 LED streetlamps that may be placed in the downtown area surrounding High Stree ...

Filmmaker sets interactive video series in Placer County

Tom Mowchan, owner of Immagix Media, has been coordinating with the Placer County Film Commission on a new creative endeavor. Operating out of Grass Valley, he’s filming self ...

New-home sales cool off in July

A downward blip in the new-home marketplace in July has failed to flag industry optimism in the Placer County area. The North State Building Industry Association reported 194 sale ...

Auburn Union's interim leader is temporary man on campus

Some people step into an interim role hoping that it’s an easy hop from there to the permanent position, but Drew Woodall, who took the helm as interim superintendent of the ...

Golf courses get creative to stay green in drought

Scott McCullough, superintendent at The Ridge Golf Club, off of Airport Road in Auburn, has been planning for the drought for seven years, he said, so the last four years of dry we ...

Sharing the language of learning

Students in kindergarten through second grade are getting a useful primer in recognizing words by sight alone.   For the fourth year running, Sight Word Busters has supplemen ...

Garden Valley fire held at four acres

An afternoon fire, burning in El Dorado County near Garden Valley, was holding at four acres as of press time Monday. The vegetation fire, dubbed the Murphy Fire, started around n ...

Company in Auburn on growth fast track

A local company is among America’s fastest growing according to the annual list compiled by Inc. magazine. Auburn-based McDonald Hearing Aid Center is among the fourteen loc ...

Ben Black chose hope after terminal cancer diagnosis

Ben Black, a 38-year-old Placer High School grad and local window-cleaning business owner, died Aug. 5 after a courageous, hope-filled battle with terminal cancer. Black continued ...

Senior Center makes move to Downtown Auburn

Located at Placer County-owned buildings in North Auburn since the 1980s, the Multipurpose Senior Center has made the move to Downtown Auburn. Part of a forced exodus of tenants f ...

Buddhist event intended to heal area

Ten Buddhist monks from the Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala, India, will lead  a healing ritual ceremony Monday evening at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center. During the ...

Placer County's Heritage Trail history tour just the tonic for weekend fun

Pills and potions. Shady charlatans and mighty men of medicine. Sawbones and jawbones. It’s all there, tucked away in an unassuming Victorian painted welcoming tones of crea ...

Robbery suspect arrested

A man suspected of robbing the pharmacy at Sierra Market in Colfax on May 1 was arrested in Kings Beach on Tuesday, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office press releas ...

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Roseville to host Tri-County Job Fair

Job seekers in Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado counties are invited to a free job fair Aug. 21 in Roseville, according to a news release Monday. A collaboration between those thr ...