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Antelope resident is drowning victim in American River near Auburn

A woman who drowned at the American River Confluence near Auburn has been identified as Ashley Jenkins, 20, of Antelope. Jenkins was reported by authorities to be crossing the Ame ...

Cal Fire makes arrest in Lake County

 Lake County - On August 9, 2015 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire law enforcement officers arrested Juan Ramos Silva, 49 of Lower Lake, for one count of arson and allegedl ...

Road Closure

State Route 193 at Dutch Ravine Lane is closed due to a traffic accident. Traffic is being diverted at Gold Hill Road. Time of road opening is unknown.   Posted at 9 a.m. on ...

Woman swept downstream at confluence drowns

A woman was caught in the American River current and drowned Friday between the Highway 49 and Mountain Quarries Railroad bridges. The woman was observed by a firefighter attempti ...

Homeless shelter laying groundwork for staying, expanding

The stage is set for a push Aug. 18 by Right Hand Auburn to allow North Auburn’s homeless shelter to stay and grow. That’s the potential scenario a senior Placer Count ...

Party celebrates Auburn’s ‘Best of the Best’

The Auburn Journal’s Best of the Best party at the Ridge Golf Course Thursday night celebrated the cream of the crop in Auburn’s business community with more than 400 a ...

Foresthill fundraising proceeds cut from the same cloth

Fabric may be the fundraiser of the future, according to Foresthill resident Robin Guthrie, and she would know as she helped to organize the town’s recent Fabric Frenzy fundr ...

Homeless moving off Placer County’s North Auburn lawn

A patch of bare dirt and yellowed grass at North Auburn’s Placer County Government Center that has been home to about 20 to 30 homeless people sprouted signs Thursday warning ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

Golden Hillmen hit the hundred mark

Not since the 1960s has Placer High School’s Golden Hillmen marching band boasted 100 members, but Band Director David Lawrenson had exactly that number of students signed up ...

It’s about time: 1930s Placer grads can’t wait for big reunion

Lorraine Prichard’s eyes light up and a smile comes easily as she looks back at a 1930s Placer High School yearbook and her days ‘on the hill.’ Leafing through i ...

Fire burns in steep terrain near Blue Canyon airport

A wildland fire burning two miles southwest of Blue Canyon was holding steady at five acres. Cal Fire reported the fire, first called in late Tuesday, was located in steep terrain ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

Power Mansion an Auburn icon for more than a century

The Power Mansion still rises above High and Cleveland streets as it has done for so many years. In the past it dominated the area, but today it stands behind the Livingston Buildi ...

CUBS FANS: Auburn father-son duo show exemplary judgment in Wednesday bear sighting

Just four days after an Auburn resident shot and killed a black bear that wandered onto his property on Alta Drive, an Auburn father-son duo captured extraordinary images of a moth ...