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Lifestyle Expo seeks to inspire, motivate

For those looking to kick their New Year’s resolutions into gear, there was plenty of inspiration at the Second Annual Lifestyle Expo at Recreation Park in Auburn Saturday. ...

A destiny of drumming: World-renowned drummer Simon Phillips and his band, Protocol, perform Wednesday

Music is in Simon Phillips’ DNA. And drumming was clearly his destiny. Phillips, born in London, began his musical career early in life. He first performed playing drums wi ...

Placer County doctor appointed to state tobacco committee, warns of dangers of vaping

Lately, Dr. Robert Oldham has been thinking a lot about e-cigarettes. The health officer and public health director for Placer County didn’t realize how thoroughly the produc ...

Caltrans crews work around the clock to keep Interstate 80 open

It’s snowing out there, but you need to get over Donner Pass because you want to go skiing, or you want to visit family, or you’re a trucker and you have a load of good ...

Old Town Auburn loses key business owner, leader

Ralph Osborne, a key leader and business owner in Old Town Auburn, will be remembered Jan. 16 with a memorial tribute. Osborne died Dec. 26 of cancer, his wife, Natalie Osborne, s ...

Media Life: Who are we? We are Auburn

Who are we? Drilling into the latest census-driven statistics indicates that Auburnites are different from the rest of California in many ways. But in others, we’re very mu ...

Auburn man indicted on federal firearms, pot charges

An Auburn man was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on a charge of manufacturing and dealing illegal firearms. Craig Mason, 44, is alleged to have made two AR-15-style par ...

Jen Benna to speak at Lifestyle Expo

  Ultra marathoner, Jen Benna, didn’t always run. In 2003 the farthest she’d pushed herself was 6 miles. She was in the Mojave Desert to watch her husband run a 3 ...

Drummer with Auburn links drove Rollins Band beat

A full-throttle drummer with links to Auburn, Jason Mackenroth died Sunday at his Nevada home. Mackenroth, 46, had worked at Downtown Auburn’s Big O Tire store during the mi ...

Lawsuit targets Costco, Placer County

The Roseville developer formerly contracted to help move a Costco forward on county-owned land in North Auburn is suing Placer County, stating a temporary pullout by the retail cor ...

Downtown skateboard confrontation and video leads to conversation, changes at the bike park

A heated confrontation between a downtown business owner and young skateboarders led to handshakes at a community meeting Tuesday. Still, the teens say they’re not comfortabl ...

Rockslide forces closure of Foresthill Road in Auburn

2:10 p.m. — Dislodged rocks and dirt entered the roadway and stalled traffic in Auburn Wednesday morning. The Placer County Incident Information Facebook page first reported ...

Cyclist who died on trail near Auburn ID’d

The name of a Rocklin woman who died Thursday while mountain biking on a trail near Auburn has been released. The woman was identified as 49-year-old Jennifer Margaret Meskimen. A ...

Public decency ordinance OK’d by Placer supes

Placer County moved ahead with ordinances designed to keep people from taking in-public restroom breaks – with no restrooms around – or panhandling aggressively.   ...

Placer supes support medpot regs

New medicinal marijuana regulations tailored to Placer County are on the way, supervisors were told Tuesday. The process involving the public will include community meetings start ...