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Foothills Bowl on the auction block because of owner’s $4.62 million debt

The Foothills Bowl in Auburn is in danger of getting bowled over by debt. Owned for more than four decades by Kimberly-Oregon Realty, located in Rancho Santa Fe, the popular 24-la ...

George Yamasaki, 105, left his mark on the landscape of Auburn, Placer County

Looking over a lifetime that spanned 105 years, George Yamasaki’s last days were spent at his hillside Auburn home overlooking the Sacramento Valley surrounded by loving family a ...

Emotions run high at North Auburn meeting on Costco-Wal-Mart-type big box store

If they weren’t apparent already, the battle lines were crisply drawn Wednesday at a meeting between nearby residents and the developer of a proposed Costco-Wal-Mart-type big-box ...

Placer County railroad worker on track as candidate for California governor post

There are bigger names and other candidates getting the media limelight as front-runners in the race for gubernatorial Republican candidate. But Auburn railroad switchman Bill Cha ...

Sept. 19 date set for rebirth of Auburn Funk Box Derby

Auburn’s got its funk back. But it’s dropped the soap. Absent for 18 years, the newly renamed Auburn Funk Box Derby is getting a fresh start Sept. 19 in Downtown Auburn, its ...

Going the extra smile: Auburn man gets his grin back

Auburn’s John Tadlock has his smile back. It went away more than a decade ago, masking a deteriorating set of teeth that Tadlock became just too self-conscious of to ever delibe ...

Media Life: Auburn bakery finds unexpected political notoriety in Oregon

It’s not often that an Auburn bakery gets embroiled in Oregon political controversy. In fact, the logical answer would be never. But Paula’s Bakery in Downtown Auburn found i ...

Old Town Auburn, historic courthouse to be part of Amgen Tour of California route

Old Town Auburn and the Placer County Courthouse will be getting their Amgen Tour of California moment in the sun after all. Countering initial reports from local cyclists that th ...

Potential neighbors of North Auburn big-box store fight to keep it off their street

Plans for a big-box Wal-Mart or Costco-type store off Highway 49 are getting a rocky reception. And much of the opposition is revolving around traffic concerns. At a meeting late ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

Amgen Tour of California will include Auburn, Foresthill Bridge

Auburn and the Foresthill Bridge have made it onto the Amgen Tour of California map. Tour organizer AEG Sports revealed route details of the epic bike race’s May 16 first stage ...

Auburn's role in Amgen Tour of California bike race to be known Tuesday

Auburn and vicinity will find out Tuesday just what part it will play when Lance Armstrong and a field of elite cyclists race through the region May 16 on the first leg of the Amge ...

Stately Auburn residence poised for listing on National Register of Historic Places

A Civil War soldier, an adventurer in the strictest 19th century form of the word, and a wildly successful mine owner in Placer County, Col. Walter Scott Davis could be justly prou ...

Auburn has its share of Super Bowl Saints and Colts super fans

In the heart of 49ers and Raiders country, Joan Holmes and Alma Ragan are the Auburn area’s super fans for Super Bowl. Holmes is a die-hard New Orleans Saints fan who lived for ...

Amgen tour asking for volunteers

Amgen Tour of California bike race officials are still keeping mum about the actual route between Nevada City and Auburn. But they have put out a call for volunteers. Auburn is i ...