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Foothills grass really is greener, when it’s painted that is

It’s fire season amidst a drought in the foothills, and many residents are concerned about how to conserve water, maintain defensible space, and keep up property values with ...

Reader Input: Ruffcorn is a cop and not a firefighter

I have great concern with the Auburn City Council considering making permanent the appointment of Police Chief John Ruffcorn to the position of “Director of Emergency Service ...

Suspect held on arson charges

A suspect was in custody Monday, being held in connection with a small wildfire that broke out near Alta. According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Arthur Amo ...

Agencies brace for fire season

Worry over the seemingly eminent fire threat this year is manifesting itself in the preparations being made at state and local fire stations. With the lack of rain and snow a cons ...

Auburn city eyes new website

Auburn could soon have a new portal to city-related information if plans to overhaul the antiquated existing website are realized. During discussion at Monday night’s counci ...

Auburn City Council selects annexation committee

With the players selected, the city of Auburn is poised to begin its inquiry into the feasibility of claiming unincorporated North Auburn for its own. The seven-member ad hoc Anne ...

Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns

  Placer County-area water providers are ramping up for another year of drought after the driest January in 128 years. But there is still hope on the horizon. Chip Close, N ...

Committee will explore annexation

Mayor’s commendation: The mayor and city council issued commendations to the area artists responsible for the artwork on several Auburn utility boxes. The eight artists recog ...

Reader Input: City doesn’t speak for North Auburn

The arrogance of Mayor (Keith) Nesbitt, Councilman (Bill) Kirby and others on the (Auburn) City Council is appalling (“Auburn to sue Placer over Costco,” Journal, Jan. ...

Nesbitt: City to change for the better

There are no two ways about it: Auburn is in the midst of transition. New blood on the City Council, a newish city manager and finance director, and the reorganization of several ...