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City nips state pot regulations in the bud

Auburn residents may not grow, sell, or deliver marijuana within city limits — for now. In an effort to get ahead of state regulations that will go into effect on March 1 if ...

Poetry Out Loud: Voices of passion

Placer Arts presented the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest Sunday afternoon at the General Gomez Arts and Event Center in Auburn. Approximately 50 family members, frie ...

Suicide threat closes Foresthill Bridge crossing

A man threatening to jump off the Foresthill Bridge led to a closure of Foresthill Road on Saturday afternoon as law enforcement successfully convinced him not to commit suicide. ...

Barbecue chain Dickey's coming to North Auburn

North Auburn’s growing Highway 49 business strip will have some Texas barbecue flavor to add to its expanding restaurant roster with the opening of Dickey’s Barbecue Pi ...

Transient faces charges in neighborhood scare incident

For some Auburn residents, Saturday morning began with a knock on the door by an intoxicated and incoherent man. Auburn Police Department received several calls from the Live Oak ...

Gun actions not expected to affect sales in California

 Almost three weeks later, President Barack Obama’s Jan. 4 executive actions to reduce gun violence are still being talked about at offices and homes throughout the nati ...

Lightning strike causes damage in Meadow Vista

A thunderstorm left its mark on Meadow Vista when a lightning strike cut a swath along the bark of a 75-foot pine tree, fried electrical outlets in one home and damaged another F ...

Voices of passion & poetry

Placer Arts presented the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest Sunday afternoon at the General Gomez Arts & Event Center in Auburn. Approximately 50 family, friends an ...

Placer County’s jobless rate stays low

Placer County’s unemployment rate dropped another notch in December, reflecting a continuing increase in jobs in the region. The region’s unemployment rate is the lowe ...

Auburn resident Dustin Lindgren shares story of avalanche survival

Dustin Lindgren didn’t know the strength of the avalanche that swallowed him until he’d been dug out of it. As one of the first sponsored skiers and an extreme sport c ...

Vaccination belief exemptions down in Placer County

A year after a measles scare gripped California – and spurred action to increase vaccination rates in schools – state and Placer County officials are reporting increase ...

DEMOLISHED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Auburn mini-golf course now a memory

A storehouse of memories but abandoned for close to a decade, the former Prospector Hill mini-golf complex in Auburn is no more. The odd assortment of structures on the Auburn Rav ...

Candlelight vigil draws hundreds to remember Del Oro High School student killed in car crash

LOOMIS – A circle of candles ringed the No. 56, spelled out in candles, at the Del Oro football midfield Thursday night. Candles were also placed every five yards down ...

Fire damages home, displaces residents in Todd Valley

A blaze believed caused by faulty fireplace construction caused  an estimated $100,000 in damages to a home and its contents on Crestline Drive in Todd Valley Wednesday. ...

Pilot Hill search connected to fleeing driver

A search that closed off roads Thursday in the Pilot Hill area of El Dorado County was connected to a fleeing motorist from a California Highway Patrol pursuit that started in Amad ...