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Crowded highways, recreation areas in store for holiday weekend

The sun doesn’t set on summer until Sept. 22, but millions will hit the highways this weekend in celebration of the Labor Day season finale holiday. Locally, many of those visit ...

Fuel prices fall in California

Gas prices are dropping in the state of California, much to the relief of Auburn area drivers. According to AAA, the state average just a month ago was $4.21 per gallon. Within the ...

Noon Hour Update: Walmart reacts; Gas prices take a dip; Who's the best dad in Auburn?

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Thursday editi ...

Busy highways, recreation areas a signature of Memorial Day kickoff to summer

There?ll be more Californians on the road this Memorial Day, compared to last year, according to AAA. And the foothills ? particularly the Auburn State Recreation Area ? will get a ...

Gas prices down, but still high, locals say

Gas prices may have dropped this month, but many people filling up at Auburn-area gas stations say they are still fed up with the high cost of fuel. Northern California gas prices ...

Rising gas prices hit transportation-centered industries hard

When gas prices rise, the Mid Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency — which purchases 100,000 gallons of fuel a year — feels it. “It is significant. Labor and fuel ar ...

Labor Day bringing more staycations than travel

One agency says travel will be down this holiday weekend, and some local residents said if they do have plans, they aren’t going far. According to Cynthia Harris, spokeswoman for ...

Summer Deadliest Time, According to Statistics

For many teens, the word “summer” means newfound freedom. And, for some, that freedom includes taking to the roads for the first time with a newly acquired driver’s licens ...

Auburn gas prices drop — a little

Prices at the pump are not exactly plummeting, but they are dropping. According to AAA of Northern California, the cost of regular unleaded is down 32 cents from a month ago. The a ...

Roadside pair proved gracious

I was driving west on I-80 Wednesday afternoon and had to pull over with a flat tire. A gentleman stopped and offered to change the tire for me. This was indeed a welcome offer. I ...