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Probation, alternative sentencing for ex-Cal Fire chief

A plea deal on a drug charge will result in former Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. serving no jail time. Instead, Wright will apply for a sentencing alternative tha ...

Budweiser Clydesdales clomp-clomp into Auburn

Massive but mannerly, famous but oblivious to their celebrity, Budweiser’s famous Clydesdales have been stabled at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds this week. The 10- ...

Science and numbers and learning... Oh my!

When was the last time you saw teenagers willingly interact with kindergartners? It doesn’t happen all that often in my experience, but it was the crux of a blockbuster learn ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Litter Removal for Earth Day

NEWCASTLE, CA, April 29th, 2015 — Last Wednesday, April 22nd, you may have seen a team of Livingston’s Grading and Paving, Inc. operators and staff picking up litter on ...

Public nearly no show for Auburn budget session

If you were looking for the perfect opportunity to raise issue with the way city funds are handled, you may have missed the boat. The “boat” was a very poorly attended ...

No real start or end to fire season

RANCHO CORDOVA – With a sea of parched wildlands as their backdrop, area fire officials took the opportunity to address “fire season” as it exists in the fourth c ...

Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries getting reprieve from closing for now

Placer County is working on a new budget plan that would allow the Loomis library to stay open through at least the end of the year. The plan also calls for the Meadow Vista libra ...

Fire funding reaches 'desperate' levels

“I’m sorry to be bringing all of this to your house this morning, but I think the significant point is that we are desperate,” Fire Chief Ian Gow said to Placer C ...