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New American River bridge near Auburn gains traction

A new pedestrian bridge across the American River is still a big, bright bold idea. And nearly 15 years after initial funding of $500,000 was pledged, the idea of spanning the riv ...

E.V. Cain STEM Charter School wins big at STEM fairs

Is Vitamin B12 absorbed into the blood better as an injection? Do people remember words better if they’re written in different in color? Does expensive food taste better? Th ...

Red-hot quarter for Placer, region new-home sales

New home sales in the Placer County region are off to a torrid start in 2016. Figures from the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association indicate the best first&nb ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Time now for fire prevention

While Placer County’s water reservoirs may be fuller after rains last month, drought conditions persist and a high risk of fire danger remains. CalFire and area fire depar ...

Cool violinist on her way up

Faith Martinelli, age 9, a student at Northside Elementary School in Cool, graduated Suzuki violin, level one, at the annual graduation recital in Davis.  She received her ...

AUSD promotes positivity, hears about new program for English language learners

The code of conduct – It’s how school staff expects its students to behave, as well as the consequences if those expectations aren’t met. Each year, schools in t ...

Rock Creek teachers to serve McMeals in final push for fifth-grade fundraiser

Rock Creek teachers will serve dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald's, 2865 Bell Road. The proceeds, 20 percent of the total spent, will go toward sending the sch ...

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 ...