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Smart & Final to open North Auburn store

It’s going to be a Smart & Final store. That’s the word from Best Properties on the anchor tenant for the under-construction Will Creek Shopping Center in North Au ...

Meadow Vista bank robbed

Updated 1:20 p.m. June 16, 2015 Meadow Vista – A masked gunman entered the Wells Fargo Bank in Meadow Vista around 6 p.m. Monday night, reportedly demanding money. Accordin ...

State crews team up to clear debris from Alta transient camps

More than 500 50-gallon bags of trash are the byproduct of a multi-agency clean up and fuel reduction effort along Interstate 80 near Alta. Since June 3 crews from Caltrans have c ...

Placer County to homeless: Get off our lawn?

Placer County supervisors will consider an ordinance at today’s meeting designed to curb camping and other activities by the homeless on county-owned properties. The camping ...

North Auburn homeless shelter reaches capacity, turns people away

Rain falling Wednesday grew demand at the new homeless shelter in North Auburn to beyond its current capacity. Located in a former minimum security jail barracks constructed in th ...

‘Spider’ gnashes to good use in fire prevention

"It’s like a spider on wheels,” came the news pitch about a machine used to clear dense underbrush. “Spider + wheels = the stuff of nightmares,” was ...

Deputies make arrest day after search of home in Meadow Vista

After what appeared to be a lengthy standoff at a rural Meadow Vista home Friday, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man they were looking for in Granite Bay Satur ...

Standoff ends near Applegate

  A tense standoff Friday afternoon in the Applegate area came to conclusion around 7:30 p.m. when the suspect was not located. Law enforcement officers responded to a home ...

Standoff in Applegate

Updated 4 p.m. June 12, 2015 Law enforcement officers have responded to a home in Applegate and have it surrounded. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies were serving a narcotic ...

Auburn-area trail etiquette means defensive hiking, biking

Late spring is trail time – usually not too hot or cold and absent of rain. It’s an opportunity for hikers, bikers, runners and equestrians to not only get outdoors bu ...