2010

March 2010 — Chamber outing listens to local business

March 5 — Teachers show their colors March 4, handing out fliers in front of Weimar Hills School as part of the statewide “Stand up for Schools” demonstration. Some teachers ...

February 2010 — Ribbon-cutting unveils Streetscape

Feb. 2 — After two days of deliberation, a Placer County jury found 28-year-old Caleb Madsen not guilty of first-degree murder in the July 9, 2005 stabbing death of his acquainta ...

Looking back on the year in fish

Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011! Happy New Year everyone and thanks for spending a little bit of your week with me. I sincerely appreciate it! Now, let’s take ...

Wild, wet weekend: It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter

It’s official. Today’s the first day of winter. But it’s only a number on the calendar after the winter storm-door opened early and wide on Auburn and the rest of California ...

Tuesday’s election bringing out strong feelings among voters

Auburn’s Norm Johnson will be stepping up to vote Tuesday with red ink on his mind – government red ink. “I don’t like what’s going on,” Johnson said. “People need to ...

All aboard for Placer County’s Heritage Trail tour

The doors at 18 museums around Placer County are set to creak open and welcome big crowds Aug. 7 and 8 for the third annual Heritage Trail tour. The doors will be opening wide for ...

American River Confluence Fest out to save Auburn’s river of dreams

Artists are inspired by it. Everyone from runners to hikers to kayakers are moved by it. And on Sunday, Auburn will celebrate it. The American River Confluence Festival – a big- ...

Low voter turnout could make this worst Election Day ever

Jim McCauley is getting concerned. When all ballots are counted from today’s statewide primary vote, McCauley – Placer County’s elections chief – has a sinking feeling tha ...

Roseville supes opponents Duran, Rockholm raise election stink over trash contractor donation charge

Placer County Supervisor Rocky Rockholm and challenger Jack Duran are warring in a late-election tilt over contributions from the umbrella company that operates the county’s Mate ...

Cold snap slows foothills grape-growing season, more rain, snow on way

Auburn’s big chill will continue through at least Friday, slowing down vine growth at local wineries but still not jeopardizing the season. Jim Taylor, of rural Auburn’s famil ...