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When the gold ran out the orchards took over

A while ago I received a four-page letter from a reader. The letter was unsigned but the delicacy of the handwriting leads me to think that the writer is a woman, so I’ll use ...

Fires threaten homes, impacts air quality

The smell of smoke was heavy and prevalent in the air around Auburn Monday morning as fires burned in two neighboring counties. But the smell wasn’t the only tell-tale sign ...

Highway 193 closed north of Newcastle

A big rig collision has closed Highway 193 just north of Newcastle.  According to the California Highway Patrol, a logging truck has overturned blocking both lanes of t ...

2 wildfires blanket region in smoke, spur evacuations

The smell of smoke was heavy and prevalent in the air around Auburn Monday morning as fires burned in two neighboring counties. But the smell wasn’t the only tell-tale sign ...

Where are they now? See Sarah Johns on television

Thirty years ago, bright-eyed Sarah Johns could be found greeting customers at Don’s Tru-Value Hardware Store, owned by her parents, on Highway 49 in Auburn, weaving around s ...

Community mourns loss of Harvey Roper

One of Auburn business, civic leaders dies on hunting trip A steadily growing collection of flowers outside Roper’s Jewelers in Downtown Auburn on Saturday paid tribute to ...

Three displaced by early morning fourplex fire in North Auburn

An early morning fire on the second-floor deck of a fourplex in North Auburn forced three people out of the damaged unit. The fire at the front of the 11000-block Garnet Way fourp ...

Firefighters battle 250-acre blaze near Alta Sierra

A wildfire that started Saturday afternoon near Alta Sierra had grown to 250 acres Saturday night and destroyed three buildings. During the afternoon, the plume of smoke from the D ...

Deadline for November voting registration not far away

The last day to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 20. While that date is just a little more than a month away, many who are eligible won’t do it, and many who ...

Capitol memorial honors 9/11 victims, families

SACRAMENTO — Flags hung at half-staff over the west steps of the state Capitol as more than 60 people gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2 ...