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Creole-steeped Party in Park serenades Auburn into summer

Party in the Park was free but the infectious mix of Creole and zydeco music filling the warm night air Friday was priceless. The music came courtesy of Louisiana’s Jeffery ...

Placer’s employment number at all-time high

The number of people from Placer County holding down jobs is at an all-time high, according to the state Employment Development Department. While the figures reflect population gr ...

Fire claims acreage, at least one structure in Nevada County

It took roughly two hours for firefighters from multiple agencies to knock down a vegetation fire that claimed at least one structure near Wolf Road and Still Road in Nevada County ...

Pedestrian hit by vehicle suffers serious injuries

An air ambulance was called to Placer High School following a serious accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle in Downtown Auburn Friday morning. At around 8 a.m., a 19-year-o ...

Fire near Wolf Road contained

Friday June 19, 2015 - 4:55 pm: Multiple fire agencies have contained a vegetation fire that broke out near Wolf Road in Nevada County, west of Highway 49 earlier this afternoon. ...

Smart & Final plans to hire 50 for new Auburn store

With a new Smart & Final store under construction in North Auburn, questions on jobs and what exactly the store will be like were posed to corporate management. Here are some ...

Media Life: Auburn sculptor creates Capitol’s new Reagan statue

A labor of love for many, a bronze statue of California Gov. Ronald Reagan – and, oh yes, a U.S. president as well – will be unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Mo ...

Placer County eyes new North Auburn office building

The next new building constructed at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn could be for government uses. While not mentioned during budget discussions with the Board ...

'Just a minute' deadly words for car-bound

By now it should go without saying – don’t leave any living thing in a hot car. But as the mercury begins to rise, animals and humans alike will – as they do ever ...

Sheriff's deputies bridge gap with common ground

The animals deputies work with and love are also the quickest way for them to bridge the communication gap between law enforcement and the community. From the outside, the uniform ...

Auburn Party in Park is music … and much more

With a Louisiana vibe in the air, Party in the Park returns for a 15th year on Friday. And “Mr. Party in the Park” Scott Holbrook is touting this year’s event as ...

Mick Martin to “rock” Loomis for blues festival June 27

Bring your folding chairs, your appetite for barbecue and your kids to the Blues, Burgers, and Brew festival—one of the biggest family-friendly outdoor events to happen in Lo ...

Placer to curb homeless camping on county land

Placer County is moving toward an Aug. 5 start date to move the homeless and their possessions off a high-profile camp set up on its own lawn in North Auburn. Facing a flurry of c ...

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 ...