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Plant those flowers while ye may, April showers on their way

Hold onto your umbrella - Auburn is in for a wild rollercoaster of weather. While Wednesday’s expected high of 84 degrees was close to record-breaking – a high of 85 w ...

Placer providers buoyant over water supply

The evidence keeps piling up in the Sierra that the drought is all but over in Placer County. Snowpack is 102 percent of average, according to the Nevada Irrigation District. Sno ...

American Canyon tumble puts horse in peril near Auburn

Efforts to rescue a horse reported to have tumbled off a trail near Auburn into an isolated area of the American River canyon were continuing late today. The rider was initially r ...

$64.3M cost estimate for new Placer morgue, crime lab

A study released Tuesday estimates the cost for Placer County to build a new morgue and crime lab at $64.3 million. It’s also identifying the best site for the building woul ...

One Book One Community hosts Japanese-American internment series

Communities were torn apart and families displaced during World War II and the time of Japanese-American internment. Japanese-Americans were forced into the camps on President Fr ...

Cheers erupt as judge orders no bail for DUI suspect

Updated 12:31, April 6 to include further information on Philip Ingram's prior conviction. Cheers erupted in a Auburn courtroom Tuesday as a judge ruled that there will be no ...

College bound: Placer's AVID program preps students

This week in Mike Sabins’s AVID class at Placer High School, 12 students sit at an oblong table and take turns reading their parts aloud from Reginald Rose’s “Twe ...

Local landscape designer abuzz with outdoor education ideas

When he was 7 years old, Steven Norrell told his babysitter he wanted to teach people how to better use the land. Fast forward 20 years, and the Del Oro graduate is finally making ...

After tragedy, helping teens cope

Time and again, when tragedy strikes, the Auburn community comes together. That support was displayed publicly at a vigil held Monday night for Placer High School teens Jared Gache ...

Vigil honors two beloved freshmen

Hundreds of people entered the Placer High School quad, speaking softly and leaning on each other. Football players, alumni, family, staff and friends mourned Trevor Keller and ...

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Mixed reaction in Auburn to state’s $15-an-hour minimum wage

California has enacted the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour to take effect by 2022. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of the bill Monday in Los Angeles, ...

Arrest after auto theft, marathon chase to Foresthill area

A Sacramento man was behind bars Monday after a stolen car was pursued by police from Auburn to east of Foresthill. The incident started shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday after office ...

Just in time, Auburn man gets second chance

Imagine you have a pristine, high-performance car. Now take off the fuel filter and pour sand into the gas tank. The car may not break down right away, but over time that sand will ...