2012

Festival of Lights alters its course to help congestion

  The Festival of Lights will have a new ending point this year, as it altered its route to help mitigate conflict with the Old Town Auburn Country Christmas after the parade ...

First-time Placer County voters ready for election

Ashley Brown is bubbling over with excitement for her first chance to vote in the upcoming election. The 21-year-old Sierra College student missed the chance to vote in the 2008 el ...

Auburn's Placer High graduation pairs sentimentality, optimism

AUBURN CA - A light wind whisked Placer High Class of 2012 mortarboards higher in the air Saturday during a graduation that paired sentimentality with optimism. This year?s class ...

Placer County job picture brightens, state statistics show

AUBURN CA - Placer County?s unemployment rate reversed an upward trend by dropping in April to 9.6 percent, state figures show. The county?s unemployment rate, as estimated by the ...

Placer County jobless rate rises again to 10.5 percent

AUBURN CA - Placer County’s unemployment crept upward again for a second consecutive month, rising to 10.5 percent, according to state Employment Development Department figures. ...

Placer County's jobless rate creeps up to 10.2 percent

AUBURN CA - While Placer County’s unemployment rate is remaining high, some workers are finding jobs in a tight marketplace with few openings. State Employment Development Depar ...

Auburn, Placer County hope to strike gold with Lonely Planet Top 10 listing

AUBURN CA - Auburn is basking in the glow of a newly minted top ranking for California’s Gold Country as a prime tourist destination by travel guide Lonely Planet. The editors i ...

NDA Act would disgrace US history

The 2012 “National Defense Authorization Act” contains provisions within it that, if made law, would essentially authorize the United States government to use military and poli ...

Uhler on filing fence no longer. He’s running for Placer supe

Already building up his campaign war chest, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler said he expects to run for re-election in 2012. Uhler, whose Granite Bay district expanded farther i ...

2012 Amgen Tour of California steers clear of Auburn, Placer County

Auburn has failed to make the list of 13 Amgen Tour of California host cities and Placer County will apparently be bypassed altogether. AEG, presenter of the annual pro cycling ra ...