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Warm weather here to stay

Blankets of thick fog are just one of the recent indicators of unseasonably warming weather throughout California. As the low-laying layers of moisture eventually dissipate, they ...

Overlapping emergency calls spur concern

Overlapping emergency calls have been a thorn in the side of the Auburn Fire Department in the first weeks of 2015 as crews attempt to meet public need under new staffing condition ...

Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Coloma seizes on golden opportunity

Rich in California history, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday commemorates the momentous Jan. 24, 1848, anniversary. And James Marshall’ ...

DMV releases early numbers on AB 60

The controversial bill geared toward issuing driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants has equated to a huge spike in business for the state’s motor vehicle authorit ...

County responds to Costco suit

Placer County issued its first public statement Friday evening regarding the city’s plans to sue over the North Auburn Costco project. The brief statement pushes back agains ...

What’s the point?

Hypodermic needles are now legal in California, no prescription required. On January 1, 2015, Assembly Bill (AB) 1743 went into effect as part of statewide effort to reduce the sp ...

UPDATE: Detainees released during possible shooting investigation

Two men who were temporarily detained as suspects in a possible incident of a California Highway Patrol officer being fired upon were released later this afternoon without charges. ...

Media Life: New Science Channel TV show to boost Auburn tech cred

Auburn robotics expert Brian Roe is set to serve as co-host on the Science Channel’s newest TV show “All-American Makers.” The program premieres at 7 p.m. Wednes ...

Safety – not drought – drains Auburn-area lake

Safety not drought is behind a draw-down of Lake Arthur water levels this week. The Placer County Water Agency, which operates the 106-year-old dam and reservoir, conducted an ins ...