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Shots fired, arrest in grocery store parking lot road rage incident

An El Dorado County man is in jail after what officials are calling a road rage incident with shots fired in a grocery store parking lot. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff ...

FBI links Bad Breath Bandit robbery spree to Georgetown stickup

The FBI says a Georgetown bank is the latest victim of the Bad Breath Bandit – a serial stickup artist who has hit seven financial institutions in the last two years. As the ...

Arrest in Georgetown Jeepers Jamboree HQ burglary

One suspect is in custody and another being sought after a break-in at the Jeepers Jamboree USA headquarters in Georgetown was caught on camera. El Dorado County sheriff’s d ...

Wave of Cool-area burglaries sparks warnings

 A rash of break-ins in the Cool area has some residents of the rural community on the other side of the American River canyon from Auburn on edge. In the community’s c ...

Georgetown man jailed after fatal crash

A Georgetown man was behind bars Monday after a weekend crash that resulted in the death of a passenger and his arrest on what the California Highway Patrol is saying are alcohol-r ...

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Small-box store plans roil small-town Georgetown

Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. is eyeing a new store location in the El Dorado County community of Georgetown. And that has some residents raising concerns about how it woul ...

Reader Input: Might it be election time again?

I wanted to throw out some observations I have made. The candidate for Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Board that is making the most noise, Lon Uso, so far has only compl ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 2, 1964

Electricians’ strike hits river project A walkout by electricians yesterday threw crippling punches at Placer County’s $115,000,000 Middle Fork American River Project ...

El Dorado sheriff to establish new Georgetown presence

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is raising its profile in Georgetown with the opening Monday of a new substation. Sheriff John D’Agostini said the decision to op ...

Reader Input: We’re robbing nature’s system

Around the world, man is shooting himself in the foot while robbing Mother Nature’s cooling systems and inviting underground (UG) sea salt intrusion. It’s not just Cali ...

Placer, El Dorado authorities arrest five in burglary investigations

  Sheriff’s investigators have arrested five people after investigations into separate strings of burglaries in El Dorado and Placer counties. Placer County Sheriff&rs ...

Empire Fire prompts evacuation order in Georgetown

UPDATE-- A fire that broke out in Georgetown Saturday afternoon had charred 45 acres and was 65 percent contained as of 9 p.m. The Empire Fire, reported at about 3 p.m. in the ar ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...