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Storm pattern improving water outlook

After four years of drought, a return to more normal winter weather is improving the outlook for the coming year’s Nevada Irrigation District water supply. General Manager R ...

Search for Carson May, missing Sugar Bowl ski instructor, called off

Placer County Sheriff’s Office has suspended the search for 23-year-old ski instructor Carson May, who disappeared last Thursday from Sugar Bowl resort in Norden. “Des ...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with poems, music, stories and song

“Let every voice be heard,” was the theme of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration that took place Monday at the General Gomez Arts and Events Center. About 150 commun ...

Annual Chamber of Commerce dinner installs new president

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting, Installation and Awards Dinner was held at The Ridge Golf Club Saturday night. Guest speaker was  U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock ...

Search continues for Carson May, missing Sugar Bowl ski instructor

Carson May, a Sugar Bowl ski instructor who went missing last Thursday, has not been found despite multiple-agency search and rescue efforts in the area throughout the weekend. &l ...

Notable kids: Bowman Charter music students attend CSHB

Seven students from Bowman Charter School were chosen to attend the Capitol Section Honor Band (CSHB) at Sheldon High School in Elk Grove held Jan. 8 and 9. The students particip ...

Shooting in Loomis Update from 10:22 a.m. Jan. 18, 2016

A 49-year-old Fresno man, Rodney Hance, was wounded in a shootout with sheriff’s deputies Monday morning in a Loomis shopping center, according to the Placer County Sheriff&r ...

E.V Cain's afterschool SeaPerch program helps students hone science, engineering skills

The school day had ended on Tuesday at E.V. Cain STEM Charter School, but 15 students – sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders – stayed behind in Toni Amarel’s math ...

Accused cop killer found mentally fit for trial

SACRAMENTO – The prosecution of accused double-cop killer Luis Bracamontes moved forward Friday after a Sacramento judge deemed the defendant mentally competent for court pro ...

Life lesson from 103-year-old: Kindness is key

Lena Flocchini’s mother worked hard. Running a boarding house in 1920s San Francisco meant much cooking, selling alcohol on the side during Prohibition and handling tenants. ...

Auburn Toyota welcomes new owner, drops Magnussen name

Tony Toohey had dreams of owning his own business at a young age, including his days where he worked as an accountant for a car dealership at the age of 25. He spent 10 years learn ...

Fire burns house on Main Street in Dutch Flat

A fire that broke out at about 7 p.m. Saturday destroyed a house in Dutch Flat. “(Crews) are still waiting for it to burn enough to step inside,” Cal Fire Captain Dan ...

CHP suggests DUI, possession charges for Kirby: DA may or may not pursue

California Highway Patrol of King City has recommended that the Monterey County district attorney charge Mayor Dr. Bill Kirby with driving under the influence and possession of med ...

People to Watch: Jessica Daugherty grows tall from deep roots in nature and Placer Land Trust

Jessica Daugherty, assistant director of Placer Land Trust, grew up in rural Georgetown with plenty of love, but no indoor plumbing or electricity. “My parents were building ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...