Dream Act equals blatant incompetence

AB 131, California’s Dream Act was passed by the Legislature and is headed to Gov. Brown’s office for signature. (It) passed purely along party lines. The Democrats in the Legi ...

Construction worker finds body beneath bridge

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body under the Foresthill Bridge Tuesday evening. “We’re still trying to determine what happened,” Lt. Mark Reed said. “A c ...

Auburn’s colorful Gilbert dies at 82

Gilbert Ortega – Auburn’s beloved, bicycling “man about town” – has died at age 82. Ortega – simply “Gilbert” to the many who knew, or knew of, the colorfully garb ...

Auburn sculptor’s horses hitch up a ride

Epic in scale, mixing touches of Renaissance style with Trojan horse imagery, four giant horse statues emerged from Auburn artist J. Randall Smith’s studio Tuesday for a flat-bed ...

Q & A: Docents get in on ground floor of local history

Volunteer Sandi Tribe of Auburn was interviewed at the Placer County Museum located on the first floor of Auburn’s Historic Courthouse. What is your title? Tribe: Volunteer or do ...

Is that a Madagascar ebony Gibson?

News flash that most did not see: A recent article tells of federal agents swooping in on Gibson Guitar, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville. Another raid lookin ...

A message of importance to citizens

During the late 1940s and the ’50s, one of the history textbooks said, “They will infiltrate into our government disguising themselves, as helpers, teachers, CEOs, etc. ... in ...

Complex to wreak change

Penryn and Loomis residents must make their voices heard concerning the high-density apartment complex proposed for Penryn Road. If The Orchard development proceeds as planned, i ...

Caring spirit evident at fire

It is hard to find the appropriate words to express our thanks to all of those individuals who saved our homes, our lives and our community during the recent emergency with the tan ...

Up in the sky: Your money!

There it goes again! I don’t know what it costs to fly a helicopter but it can’t be cheap. Every day it’s flying all over the place. It seems the Highway Patrol is giving fre ...