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Auburn hearts – and pocketbooks – open for Haiti relief effort

The Auburn area is continuing to keep Haiti in its heart, with everyone from school kids to service club members stepping up to donate. At least two schools are collecting, with t ...

Auburn taco eatery aids Claire’s Haiti orphanage

Maria Moreno’s hands worked double-speed in her Auburn restaurant chopping meat and heating tortillas. But today was far from a normal work day. Instead, it was her labor of love ...

Auburn shows the love for 7-year-old Haitian orphan after miracle rescue

The Auburn area is showing its love for 7-year-old Claire, an orphan rescued by a Lake of the Pines family from earthquake-devastated Haiti. Claire, who has been adopted by Scott ...

Media Life: Foresthill Bridge losing its stature to China spans

It’s one of the highest bridges in the U.S. and the world. And it’s a point of pride for area residents. But the Foresthill Bridge, alas, is shrinking in stature – both on ...

Auburn’s rescued Miracle Kid arrives from Haiti

SACRAMENTO – Claire, Auburn’s Miracle Kid, arrived from Haiti on Thursday to a joyfully tumultuous, emotional reception. A 7-year-old Haitian orphan had been adopted by an Aubu ...

Hard work, short day for I-80 chain installers

For anyone bold – or stupid enough – to drive high into the Sierra on Wednesday, the chain installers were waiting in blizzard-like conditions to move them along. Installers l ...

Wild weather week brings new blast of wind, rain, snow to Auburn, foothills, Sierra

Two storms down. Two to go. Auburn and the foothills were buffeted by a second strong storm surge today, with as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain falling in some areas and s ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Auburn Placer High grad survives Haiti quake, now working to save others

Auburn’s Ashley Hapak left California for Haiti Dec. 29 not knowing what to expect during the next three months of volunteer work with a Port-au-Prince orphanage. In fact, her m ...

Media Life:Donner Party film made in Placer County to blow into Sierra with storm

A big storm is rolling into the Sierra this Martin Luther King Jr. Day long weekend. And – more than fittingly – it’s projected to arrive around the time a new movie about t ...

Auburn steps up to help Haiti quake victims

Just four months removed from a devastating fire in Auburn, the tragedy of Haiti’s earthquake is sending strong shockwaves through the Placer County community. Organizations lik ...

False alarm: Drama in Downtown Auburn after bank alarm

Auburn's Downtown Bank of America building was sealed off to customers late Thursday morning for a guns-drawn response from Auburn Police after a bank robbery alarm was received. ...

Auburn’s Viola Wrigley pays homage to early employer with State Theater donation

The roots of Viola Wrigley’s gift of $125,000 to Auburn’s State Theater restoration fund lie in her own first experiences at a Central Valley movie theater. Wrigley, 93, worke ...

Tripping the flight fantastic: Starlings perform sky aerobatics over Newcastle

The first of the flock starts flying in around 4 p.m. and an hour later mass movements of starlings darken portions of the sky as they soar and swoop in formation over a rural New ...

Truckee mourns 2nd victim of Newcastle-I-80 wrong-way crash

Truckee-area residents who knew Interstate 80 wrong-way crash victim Jessica Faber are mourning the loss of a teen remembered for her passion for the arts and enthusiasm for life. ...