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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 ...

Kranz, Montgomery set for 5th District county runoff

Placer County Supervisor Bruce Kranz and challenger Jennifer Montgomery of Serene Lakes are headed for a runoff election Nov. 4. Neither Kranz, Montgomery or Meadow Vista’s Bob H ...

McClintock to carry GOP flag

Early returns staked state Sen. Tom McClintock to a wide vote advantage over former congressman Doug Ose in the primary for 4th District Republican congressional nominee. The exci ...

Ballots fly today for primaries

Auburn-area Republicans will join GOP voters around the sprawling 4th District today in deciding on their party’s standard-bearer in next November’s election to replace veteran ...

Lukewarm voter response forecast

Voter turnout should be about 40 percent in Placer County, elections chief Jim McCauley is forecasting. And that would be if there’s a surge of interest on Election Day this Tue ...

Conservancy says it wants to stay

Auburn’s quest to keep the state’s Sierra Nevada Conservancy headquarters in town appears to be a success — for now. The city beat out several other Sierra communities to be ...