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Craigslist leads Rocklin officers to another Prop. 47-enabled offender

An anecdote about the combined impact of Proposal 47 and prison realignment: Rocklin police found a Lincoln man in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and stolen property last we ...

Body of Sacramento teen Aaron Vang found at the confluence Sunday

A 17-year-old Sacramento high-school student’s visit to the American River near Auburn turned deadly over the weekend. The body of Aaron Vang was recovered at 10:15 a.m. in ...

Wedding bells and goodbyes: community pulls together for homeless sweethearts

The first time Daniel Griffith saw Rose Phelps, she had just successfully fought off two men who were trying to take advantage of her. It was love at first sight. “I want t ...

Placer County jobless rate ranks 11th in state

Placer County’s employment rebound steadied in March, with the jobless rate remaining at 4.6 percent. The percentage represents no change from February, according to statist ...

Derby team on a roll for volunteerism

The Auburn Gold Diggers Roller Derby team has volunteered to remodel the information booth at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The booth was constructed and donated in 1979 and since ...

Wrangle on the Bear: Gain a lake, lose a river

Steve Walker pauses from the work at hand – shoveling gravel into a sluice box in the shallows of the Bear River in Weimar. Walker gazes with an undisguised sense of awe at ...

CHP: Wind advisory on I-80, trailers/campers not recommended

The California Highway Patrol issued a traffic warning on Interstate 80 from Riverside Boulevard in Roseville to Canyon Way in Colfax this afternoon.   Travel was n ...

Media Life: 10 Who Made Auburn All The More 'Ausome'

What makes Auburn so unique and special to the people who live here – and the others who wish they did? Here are 10 names. A drop in  very large bucket. There are many ...

Brain talk: students learn how the mind works

It’s Friday morning, and Judy Alberts has a brain in a box. She was going to hold off pulling it out, but she’s too excited. She can’t wait to share it with the ...

Five-car crash on Hwy. 49 yields few injuries

First responders attended to the driver of a silver Toyota Matrix involved in a five-car crash on Highway 49 between Elm and Palm avenues at around 3 p.m. Thursday. One patient was ...

Shots fired, arrest in grocery store parking lot road rage incident

An El Dorado County man is in jail after what officials are calling a road rage incident with shots fired in a grocery store parking lot. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff ...

Placer Union High School District embraces distance learning

A student at Foresthill High School who wants to take as many Advanced Placement classes as possible will no longer have to transfer to Placer. In fact, more classes will be availa ...

Uplifting the children

Lee Giove smiled and welcomed guests Tuesday at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. Patients of the hospital decorated big paper wings with markers and stickers. Some i ...

Auburn couple, 91 and 92, ready to wed

Cupid’s arrow knows no age limits. And Auburn’s Tom Osborne, 91, and Vivian Frost, 92, are providing some solid proof of that. The two have set a date to marry in ear ...

Jeweler Ralph Roper passes away

Auburn lost a pillar of the community this week. Ralph Roper, who opened Roper’s Jewelers in 1956, passed away on Sunday. He’d celebrated his 95th birthday in February ...