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Placer County inmates beging to walk under Prop. 47

Placer County began releasing eligible prisoners who petitioned for their freedom Monday under Proposition 47. Up to 180 inmates in the Placer County Jail could receive ...

Impacts of Prop. 47 on convict fire crews uncertain

  When Proposition 47 passed earlier this month allowing many convicted felons to have their crimes reduced to misdemeanors and their sentences reduced, it caused ripple effe ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Nov. 19 and 26, 1964

Thieves believe in signs – even the big ones Disappearance of the 500 pound slab of redwood that has served as the signboard at the entrance to Squaw Valley State Park sinc ...

Commissions seek new blood

If you’ve ever had your eyes set on one of the commissions or committees in Auburn, now is your chance to apply for consideration. The city is on the hunt for six applicants ...

California schools will keep a supply of EpiPens on campus

  Beginning in January, schools in California will be required under state law to have at least one epinephrine auto-injector prescribed to each campus. At least one staff p ...

Soggy conditions ahead

The National Weather Service is calling for rain through Saturday beginning tonight with a 20 percent chance of sprinkles. “Wednesday looks like it’s going to be light ...

Placer County set to spend $1 million on new Sunset Industrial Area plan

Placer County supervisors are poised to approve a $1 million contract with a Sacramento consulting firm to update the Sunset Industrial Area vision. The Sunset Industrial Area is ...

Logging part of rehabilitation in wake of wildfires

Many years ago forests were regulated and kept in check by fire. A fire sparked by lightning would clear dead under brush and give larger, healthier trees room to grow. Today, fir ...

Local heroes to be honored at annual dinner

The Auburn Elks are at it again – honoring the men and women who risk their lives in the name of public safety, that is. The Auburn Elks 30th Annual Public Safety Award ...

Placer County's Tahoe National Forest ‘Big Trees’ giant sequoia grove gets some TLC

Placer County’s Big Trees Grove and surrounding forest of old growth giants are getting some tender loving care to keep them growing strong for a thousand more years or longe ...