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It’s about time: 1930s Placer grads can’t wait for big reunion

Lorraine Prichard’s eyes light up and a smile comes easily as she looks back at a 1930s Placer High School yearbook and her days ‘on the hill.’ Leafing through i ...

Fire burns in steep terrain near Blue Canyon airport

A wildland fire burning two miles southwest of Blue Canyon was holding steady at five acres. Cal Fire reported the fire, first called in late Tuesday, was located in steep terrain ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

Power Mansion an Auburn icon for more than a century

The Power Mansion still rises above High and Cleveland streets as it has done for so many years. In the past it dominated the area, but today it stands behind the Livingston Buildi ...

CUBS FANS: Auburn father-son duo show exemplary judgment in Wednesday bear sighting

Just four days after an Auburn resident shot and killed a black bear that wandered onto his property on Alta Drive, an Auburn father-son duo captured extraordinary images of a moth ...

Proponents prefer 24/7 North Auburn homeless shelter

While no cost estimates are on the table yet, advocates of a North Auburn homeless shelter indicated Tuesday that their preference is to have one that opens 24 hours a day, seven d ...

$18 million cost for Lowell Fire near Dutch Flat

A fire that threatened the Placer County communities of Dutch Flat and Alta is nearing containment – but at a high cost. George Morris, Cal Fire unit chief for Placer, Nevad ...

Placer Land Trust adds to preserve

Have you ever driven Grass Valley Highway from Auburn to Nevada City and noticed the rolling pastures and tall oaks just as you near Lone Star Road? If you’ve appreciated ...

Bear killed in Auburn neighborhood

The shooting death of a black bear on an Auburn-area street is raising concerns with the Tahoe-based Bear League. The pro-bruin group learned about the shooting Saturday of a 200- ...

Motorcycle rider dead in I-80 crash at Applegate

A 53-year-old Vacaville man was killed after the Harley-Davidson he was riding left Interstate 80 and crashed. Witnesses told California Highway Patrol investigators that they saw ...

Local periodontist roots for the truth

If there’s one message Auburn periodontist Dr. Nicky Hakimi wants to impart, it’s this: Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, see on television, or h ...

CHP is hiring

  GOLD RUN, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is now accepting online applications for the position of officer on a continuous basis.  With this new con ...

Regional sewer spawns North Auburn treatment plant layoffs

Regionalizing sewer treatment – including the closure of the outdated North Auburn plant – means the loss of nine positions. And while some workers have found employme ...

Judge orders mental evaluation in deputy murder case

A judge has ordered a temporarily halt to murder proceedings in the slaying of Sacramento and Placer County deputies to allow a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant. In a heari ...