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27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival Jan. 23

The 27th Annual Folsom Jazz Festival, on Saturday, January 23 will feature over 140 middle school and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz choirs, and jazz combos. Groups hailing fro ...

Foresthill fire-setting spree leads to arson arrest

A Foresthill man was to be arraigned today in North Auburn court on arson charges connected to the outbreak of a string of fires over the weekend. Placer County Sheriff’s de ...

Suspect booked after North Auburn smash-and-grab

An Auburn man was arrested late Monday on suspicion of burglarizing a North Auburn optometry office. Terry Lee Hoffman, 33, was booked into the Placer County Jail in North Auburn ...

Placer County supes OK first Williamson Act ag land cancellation

In a first for Placer County, owners of an agricultural parcel in Granite Bay have won Placer County Board of Supervisors approval for early cancelation of a Williamson Act contrac ...

Sunset Magazine editor comes to Rocklin

A well known and much respected journalist will be paying a visit to Rocklin this month. On Feb. 18, Kathleen Brenzel, Garden Editor for Sunset Magazine, will be honored at the Wh ...

Meddlers -- Jan. 12: Hotel, tiles, marijuana

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. Auburn Journal reporter Tricia Caspers-Ross, whose beat includes cit ...

End of an era in Newcastle: Antiques collection reflects couple's 50 years of ranching

For 50 years, Betty and Floyd Iljana lived on a hill in Newcastle where the school teachers had a bird’s eye view of the 22 acres where they grew pears, plums, peaches and wh ...

New loos on the way: Bathroom and garden planned for Downtown

The grassy lot next to the Welcome Center at the corner of High and Lewis Streets in Downtown Auburn will soon become a garden area with an adjoining public restroom. City Council ...

Snow, rain boost Placer Water storage levels, drought outlook

The first look is a good look for Placer County’s 2016 water supply. And the weather bureau is predicting another wet week to add to storage totals. The Placer County Water ...

Sierra College celebrates 80th birthday at Placer High campus

Approximately 100 people attended the Sierra College 80th birthday celebration at Placer High School on Tuesday night.  In the audience were former students, current and past ...

So much peace so little time: Natalie Pohley and Hip Hop Congress introduce new programs in 2016

Listening to Natalie Pohley’s plans for promoting peace in Auburn could make a person dizzy. As the co-director of Auburn Hip Hop Congress with her partner Rocky Zapata, as w ...

Rounding up the wild mustangs: ‘Unbranded film documents ride along continental divide, plight of the wild mustang

Some men are no match for the mustangs. Some mustangs are no match for men. The rugged young cowboys who traveled 3,000 miles along the continental divide experienced both &mdash ...

Meddlers: Emergency services discusses bark beetle infestation

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the  Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. Auburn Journal reporter Tricia Caspers-Ross, whose beat includes ci ...

New Auburn Chamber of Commerce chief banking on great 2016

A banker who first came to Auburn as a teen in 1982, Monique Hall is poised to take the reins as 2016 Auburn Chamber of Commerce president. Hall, manager of Umpqua Bank’s So ...

Old Foresthill Road cleared for travel after slide

Old Foresthill Road opened again Friday after a slide two days earlier forced Placer County to shut a section down due to safety concerns. With the rock and mud scraped off the tw ...