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Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

Snow survey shows fourth year of Placer, state drought conditions likely

California’s latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years. Snow sup ...

Meddlers Report – March 3

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Teamwork nets car burglary suspect

A tip about stolen property led to the weekend arrest of a man allegedly connected to thefts from at least three unlocked cars in the Auburn area. Cooperation between the Auburn P ...

Call to readers: Winery growth

Do you favor winery growth in Placer County? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they must include you ...

World-renowned horse trainer tabbed for Thursday’s Tevis Talks in Auburn

A real-life Jim Craig, the inspiring Australian horse trainer from the popular film “The Man from Snowy River” will attempt to tame an already captive audience Thursday ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Grass Valley talk explores wildfires and misconceptions about them

As California braces for what could be another destructive wildfire year, one researcher is trying to change common public misconceptions about the role fire plays in the environme ...

Volunteers take to popular riverside parkway

Fanned out across the banks of the confluence, volunteers took to the popular parkway Monday to hunt down trash left by the visitors who frequent the spot. The small, but effectiv ...

Gating park access could hamper 12-step program

Plans to gate a popular area park at night has one addiction rehabilitation program wondering how its weekly counseling meetings will be impacted. With gates all but up in Overloo ...

Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average

There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...

New Canyon Creek bridge construction moves ahead

Construction has started again on a new bridge on the Western States Trail spanning Canyon Creek near Auburn. The bridge is intended to provide a safer passage over the creek. Rai ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...

Deadly Sins channel guide

Two area murder cases to air on National TV Justine Vanderschoot's case and the Tylar Witt case will be featured Saturday on the ID Channel's TV show Deadly Sins “Te ...