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Happenstance ignited longtime career for fire captain

It was in 1985 that Capt. Bob Drexel, then 22, became a firefighter, almost by accident. Drexel, 45, has worked at Cal Fire Station 10 in Auburn for almost a year. It was a fluke ...

Residents make case against the Bluffs

Auburn City Council members were still taking public comments after 10 p.m. Monday night on a recent appeal filed against a subdivision in Auburn Bluffs. Council members did not r ...

Sunny, blue skies welcome after wet 'n' wild weekend

Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind these days. After a wet, windy weekend, she's decided to clear any inclement weather off the calendar for the next week or so. It's ...

Rescuers brace for seasonal surge of abandoned wildlife

The trickle of infant animals found on wilderness trails or urban backyards and taken in by Gold Country Wildlife Rescue volunteers will soon turn into a flood. It's mating season ...

Boys & Girls Club aims to address airport safety concerns

Faced with potential headwinds over building a new North Auburn clubhouse in the Auburn Municipal Airport flight zone, the Auburn Boys & Girls Club is attempting to find common gro ...

Community Portrait

Entering the Twin Dragon Restaurant in Auburn, it's easy to see that Ling Luu feels at home. As she works the front counter taking to-go orders and ringing up patrons paying for th ...

Auburn couple face another charge in child endangerment case

An Auburn couple in custody at the Placer County Jail on charges that they did not feed and properly care for their baby girl made a brief appearance in an Auburn courtroom Thursd ...

Former sheriff's deputy in court for sex charges

A former Placer County deputy who has pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts including unlawful sex with a minor was in an Auburn courtroom briefly Thursday. Michael Stuart Johnso ...

Peace and harmony

Vanessa Hunter says she's shy. But when she first arrived in Bolivia in November of 2005 to begin her two-year service in the Peace Corps, she had to get over it. I had to walk ...

Water agency pump station slated for May 1 dedication

May 1 is the target date for dedication of the new Placer County Water Agency pump station. The pump station, part of a $75 million project that includes restoration of the Americ ...

If these walls could talk

It's been called archaic. It's been called quaint. Some think it's outdated. And whether or not the Earl Crabbe Gymnasium at Placer High is a throwback to the days when it was comm ...

Relay moved up after schedule conflict with Black & White Ball

Auburn's Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser has changed its date to avoid a conflict with the Black & White Ball. The two big area events had been scheduled for the same da ...

Car blaze smokes up Downtown

Auburn firefighters John Williams, Robert Zaucha and Damon Meier doused flames shooting from a Volkswagen sedan Sunday afternoon on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn. Capt. Cory Zan ...

Resident has large-scale plans for fish habitat

Salmon could swim through Auburn Ravine. And one Auburn resident wants to make sure it happens ” in his lifetime. Jack Sanchez is working with a handful of different organizati ...

Bringing the brawn

When it comes to trucks that can get down and dirty for hardcore hauling and towing, the heavy-duty class is where many go. For those seeking that segment, Dodge thinks it has what ...