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Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Rochelle Jenkins

Next weekend the barbecues will be billowing smoke and people will be looking to getaway for one last trip as the official end of summer — the Labor Day holiday — rolls in. Bu ...

Our View: Slow down, stay alert and save lives

At some point you’ve encountered it this summer — roadwork. The question is … how did you drive through it? Were you cautious? Did you slow down to the posted speed limit? We ...

Residents hope for traffic light after head-on collision

After an Aug. 19 accident that sent two local residents to the hospital, Lone Star Road residents are wondering why a traffic light hasn’t been installed on their stretch of Gras ...

Intersection calls for added safety

Last Friday, Aug 19, the world changed for many people. There was another unfortunate and preventable traffic accident on Highway 49 at the intersection with Lone Star Road in Nor ...

Freeway closure good business for Auburn

Record snow levels and stranded trucks were the perfect combination for some Auburn area businesses. Crews from the California Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 80 ...

I-80 partially open

Crews expect to have both directions of Interstate 80 open by 2 p.m. today. The freeway was fully shut down at Colfax due to poor visibility Thursday afternoon. Westbound I-80 open ...

Snow sliding, pileup force ‘rare’ I-80 closure

A heavy downpour of rain and snow wreaked havoc on the freeway this weekend but left parts of the county and city of Auburn relatively unscathed. A 45-car pileup Friday and exces ...

Snowy conditions close freeway at Applegate

Snowy conditions and a roadway accident forced traffic to turn around at the Applegate exit on Interstate 80 Wednesday afternoon. According to California Highway Patrol’s onlin ...