California

Drought no hindrance to raft tours

The rafting industry in Placer County isn’t suffering, despite low snow melt and ongoing drought conditions throughout the state. According to local rafting companies, the o ...

Low water levels, crowds add danger for holiday boaters

Low water levels and the expectations of large crowds have officials preparing for a busy and potentially dangerous Fourth of July weekend on area waterways. The patriotic holiday ...

Released snakes a danger to endangered species

Two species of invasive snakes are making their way throughout California’s lakes and rivers, and experts believe they could become a threat to endangered species. According ...

Part two: the honeymoon in a trunk

This is part two of a five-part series on how Kitty Maitland Fleming arrived in Lincoln.  The family story begins in London and Glasgow, moves to Sydney, Australia, and r ...

Another View: Big surprise: We’ll pay price for bad choices

As I watched the local news over the weekend, there was a story that kept popping up that truly shocked me. Apparently our leaders have now come to the realization that “cap ...

Grand jury: More water for Newcastle Elementary

The Placer County Grand Jury has issued its findings on the fire safety situation at Newcastle Elementary School: The school’s fire hydrant system needs more water capacity. ...

Wine makers unhampered by drought

Placer County wine makers are not feeling the effects of current drought conditions despite popular belief to the contrary. For wine makers throughout the region, the general scar ...

Auburn police putting squeeze on bicyclists

Auburn is well-known as a bike-friendly haven, but old rivalries between drivers and bike riders are raising the attention of law enforcement. Auburn police have been treating tra ...

Another View: State policies take a toll on its commerce

California thinks of itself as leading the vanguard of the energy revolution. We’re fighting climate change, investing in clean power, and shaking our fossil-fuel habit. Bu ...

It’s a veritable who's who of brews

Organizers and brew-lovers alike are looking forward to talking shop and enjoying some of the region’s local libations at Saturday’s Gold Country Brewers event in Old T ...