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Conheim Station set for plaque unveiling

A Capitol Corridor rider who became a passionate passenger-rail service advocate, Auburn's Lord Mayor of the train commute to Sacramento will be honored today (Friday) when the N ...

High-def anxiety: Digital switch could leave some Auburn viewers behind

Nearly everyone owns a TV. But many TV owners are unprepared for a change taking place in less than a year that could throw their prime time into personal turmoil. KCRA TV's Gene ...

State funding could buoy Roseville jail construction

Placer County is going after nearly $10 million in state Department of Corrections funding to help build a new 220-bed jail in the south county. The county would build the jail ne ...

4th District Dem Charlie Brown signs on

An announced candidate for 4th District congressman since early September, retired Air Force officer Charlie Brown of Roseville made it official Friday, registering as a candidate ...

Placer County GOP brass endorse McClintock

Placer County's Republican Central Committee has again shunned 4th District candidate Doug Ose “ this time switching its endorsement from Rico Oller to state Sen. Tom McClintock. ...

AmeriCorps, Placer Land Trust partner on new intern

An AmeriCorps presence is back with the Placer Land Trust. AmeriCorps volunteer Jeff Ward, a recent environmental studies graduate at Florida Gulf Coast University, will serve as ...

Romney was oh-so-close in Placer

Ex-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was a closer second in Placer County than Feb. 5 election-night returns indicated. The county elections division's final election totals show ...

Snowpack, water-storage picture brightens

The Sierra is holding above-average levels of snow for this time of year, boosting Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency water-supply expectations. The irrigat ...

McClintock commits to 4th District congress run

State Sen. Tom McClintock is in, announcing today in Auburn that he'll run for the open 4th District congressional seat current Rep. John Doolittle is retiring from at the end of t ...

Crunch time for District 4 contest

It's decision time this week for prospective candidates who have taken out papers in Placer County to run in the June 3 primary. The high-profile 4th District congressional seat ...

Sugar Pine trail system to close Wednesday

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing off-highway vehicle trails in the Tahoe National Forest, near Foresthill. The closures will start Wednesday and continue until trail ...

$10,000 award in search of nominees

The Auburn Host Lions club is accepting applications for an award that honors former Auburn mayor and Placer County District Attorney Dan Higgins. Since first being awarded in 200 ...

Homemade homecoming

Pfc. Todd Percival will be going back to active duty in Iraq with memories of a special sundown ceremony on a rural hillside outside Auburn. Percival, 25, returns to Iraq this wee ...

Meadow Vista's Houston challenges Kranz

Meadow Vista resident Bob Houston announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Placer County Board of Supervisors seat currently held by Bruce Kranz. Houston, 71, describes himself as ...

Rescuers brace for seasonal surge of abandoned wildlife

The trickle of infant animals found on wilderness trails or urban backyards and taken in by Gold Country Wildlife Rescue volunteers will soon turn into a flood. It's mating season ...