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Endangered Ophir fire station stays open for now

Ophir’s fire station will remain open until at least Jan. 1, Placer County supervisors decided Tuesday. The board approved its annual contract with Cal Fire for fire protect ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 17 and 24, 1965

Toddler missing at Tahoe: Search for boy intensified The search for 2-year-old James Bordenkircher entered its fifth day yesterday as the Placer County Sheriff’s Department ...

Man sought in Meadow Vista search goes before judge

The man at the center of an apparent standoff in Meadow Vista was in an Auburn courtroom for arraignment Tuesday afternoon. Bryan Anthony Coberley, 29, was arrested Saturday in Gr ...

Meddlers Report – June 16

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

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 ...