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Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but gravel ain't too shabby either

Connie Watson, manager of Echo Valley Ranch, will transform the sow’s ear farm supply store into a silk purse for the eighth annual Girls Night Out event at 6:30 p.m., this W ...

­­­Q&A: World AIDS Day — an update on Placer County’s efforts

World AIDS Day was conceived by James Bunn and Thomas Netter at the World Health Organizations and inaugurated in 1988. The goal was to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, ...

A tree glows in Auburn

The annual Christmas tree lighting set Downtown Auburn’s Central Square a-twinkle Saturday for the hundreds who gathered to watch the ceremony that officially ushers in the h ...

Stories of thanks: the Finkley family

Amy and Kelvin Finkley always planned to adopt a child, and after having trouble conceiving their older son, Ben, they decided to put their adoption plan into motion. After years o ...

10 Things you may not know about bocce

Bocce, an ancient game, has a new home in Auburn. Here are a few things to know and share about bocce: Though they may be used now, the grand opening of the new bocce ball ...

Auburn-area homeowners face rising insurance bills, cancellations

Mike and Virginia Toney have owned the same two homes on 40- and 50-acre properties in Nevada County for 30 years, properties that, because of their defensible space and deep ponds ...

Signs of retail Christmas magic in Thanksgiving weekend air

Yuletide inspiration struck Elli Norris of Davis in the form of a decorative Christmas tree she couldn’t pass up. Visiting Auburn on Friday, Norris was attracted to the Wild ...

Backboard-shattering vandals hit North Auburn gymnasium

The Regional Park gymnasium in North Auburn suffered more than $3,000 in damage in an overnight attack by vandals. Scott Holbrook, Auburn Recreation District chairman, said Friday ...

Placer Water board to cut spending

The Placer County Water Agency has a new budget for 2016 that anticipates a drop in expected expenditures. The water agency’s budget for the coming year of $101.3 million re ...

Five car collision at Secret Town Road exit

A five car pile-up occurred on eastbound I-80 near the Secret Town Road exit at 12:23 p.m. on Nov. 27.   The collision led to a residual collision with the resulting traffic ...

Media Life: 12 Best Reasons for Auburnites to be Thankful

Auburn’s an original. And for that we can all be thankful for 365 days of the year. But on a long weekend where we gather to annually give thanks, what better time for a lis ...

Community Thanksgiving Dinner a bounty of thankfulness

Thursday’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner brought together hundreds of residents for the Salvation Army’s annual feast of turkey and all the trimmings at the Gold Coun ...

An Auburn Thanksgiving meal free and welcome for all

The logistics are daunting but the enthusiasm of volunteers is incalculable as Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinner organizers prepare for today’s meal. The plan is to prepa ...

Placer jobless rate below 5 percent

Placer County’s unemployment rate has ticked upward to 4.8 percent, new state Economic Development Department show. The jobless rate was 4.4 percent in September and the ris ...