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Local ladies advance to regionals

The coronation of four new queens was held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn during the annual Little Miss Firecracker pageant. Lisa D. Taylor of Citrus Heights (Ms. West C ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Gold Country Fair has country hitmaker on tap

Dallas-based hitmaker Steve Holy is set to turn the Gold Country Fair in Auburn just a little bit more country. Holy, who has reached the top of the Billboard country charts twice ...

Media Life: Auburn part of ‘Real Housewives of Orange  County’ drama

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” reality series now has an Auburn-centric twist. And one episode in, the drama is already at the “omigawd” level. ...

New Placer museums chief breathing life into history

Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...

K-9s get assist from Widowed Persons Association of California

Sanoma Johnson of the Auburn chapter of the Widowed Persons Association of California (WPAC) presented a check for $500 to the Foothills K-9 Association’s representative Shau ...

New board members installed for American River Soroptimist

The members of Soroptimist International of the American River came together at the home of member Teri Wilson and Tim Wilson in celebration of a successful year and to install the ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

Sight Word Busters volunteers celebrate students’ reading success

Volunteer tutors in the Sight Word Busters program were recognized recently by Auburn Union School District Superintendent Dr. Laura Grassmann and three local elementary school pri ...

Student winners recognized by Placer County Water Agency

Placer County high school students brought home awards in the Regional Water Authority’s 2014 video production contest themed “Don’t Be a Gutter Flooder.” S ...

Lifetime learner receives award

Norene Cavaness, 90, received a Lifetime Learner Award from the Placer Adult School. Cavaness attended Hoover High School in Glendale from 1939 to 1943. She would have graduated in ...