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Media Life: World’s tallest canine lives on in pages of new book

Gibson is gone but readers of the 2010 volume of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” will see a nice tribute to the late, great world’s tallest dog. The Nevada County resident was ...

McClintock trails Brown in 4th District congressional campaign cash

A bruising primary has left Republican Tom McClintock’s funding cupboard relatively bare compared with Democrat Charlie Brown’s in the 4th District congressional race to succee ...

Placer County layoff notices go out to building department employees

Placer County is laying off eight building department employees because of declining housing construction and decreased workloads for inspectors. “We understand that this is ver ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...

Tweitmeyer's epic Western States 200-miler halted by smoke

Smoke from several forest fires in the region has stopped Auburn endurance runner Tim Tweitmeyer from completing a planned 200-mile run from Carson City, Nev. to Sacramento. Tweit ...

Deer friend:After 30 years in the building industry, Auburn-area woman is giving back by rehabilitating fawns

With 30 years in the building industry, Diane Nicholas has seen the changes in the foothills and watched as houses replaced habitat for animals that once called it home. From her ...

Media Life:ESPY nomination for Auburn’s Bassmaster champ Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese’s win last year as Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year has vaulted him into the running for a fan-focused ESPY award. The Auburn fishing pro is one of five n ...

NEW UPDATE: Old Foresthill Divide road link re-opens, fire still under investigation

Old Foresthill Road was open again Wednesday to through traffic after being shut down late Monday because of a wildland fire. The fire erupted in the late afternoon, burning a tot ...

Power of reggae trumps power difficulties at Auburn's Party in the Park

Forget Jamaica. Auburn was World Reggae Central Friday night as some of the biggest names in the musical genre played for a Party in the Park crowd estimated at more than 3,000 peo ...

New 142-room hotel eyed for North Auburn's Bowman area

A 142-room Marriott inn is being proposed for a prominent knoll-top property off Bowman Road skirting Interstate 80. Called Hill Top Center, the proposal is in the early stages of ...

Five indicted for murder in ex-Auburn man's slaying

Nearly 1½ years after Matt Toste was gunned down in a Santa Rosa parking garage, a story is starting to emerge in a Sonoma County courtroom that weaves street-gang activity, illeg ...

Highway 49 traffic stopped by big rig wedged on rock wall

Eastbound traffic was detoured for more than an hour Saturday morning away from the Highway 49 drop into the American Canyon in Auburn after a tractor-trailer rig became wedged ont ...

Media Life: Guitar Hero’s Doppler on radar for Foresthill concert

Doug Doppler isn’t planning to break out the lighter fluid and set his guitar on fire a la early idol Jimi Hendrix when he takes to an outdoor stage in Foresthill on July 5. But ...

Supes vote to move 69 county jobs from Auburn to Rocklin

The Auburn area is losing more Placer County jobs as the county increasingly shifts its focus to the more populous Roseville area. With much of the court system poised for a summer ...

Passenger rail more than a dream over Donner Summit

With gas prices rising, the streamlined, modern Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium rail cars provide a look at both what rail travel over the Donner Summit once was — and what it ...