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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 ...

Media Life:Storied rocker signed for Auburn show

No naked media types for Media Life to document this week but there’s a heaping helping of new news from the music realm. Leading the list of just-announced acts scheduled for A ...

Pay raise for supes OK’d for November vote

Placer County voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to give the Board of Supervisors a raise. With supervisors Kirk Uhler and Bruce Kranz opposed, a government-spending watchdog quest ...

Dog's horse-attack ‘wanted’ posters plaster Norcal

Reward posters are going up on walls in pet stores and veterinarian offices from Reno to Sacramento to Stockton in a new regional drive to collar a man and dog involved in a brutal ...

No letup in winds: Weather Service

Strong winds made for a dangerous day Wednesday in Auburn, with tree limbs weighted by spring growth snapping and power lines coming down. The National Weather Service’s Sacrame ...

Time runs out on C.C.Myers’ Winchester dreams

Time ran out Wednesday on C.C. Myers’ bid to retain control of the upscale Winchester development in Meadow Vista. Myers, a larger-than-life bridge builder from Rancho Cordova, ...

Dozing driver suspected as Lincoln crash cause

A rural Lincoln man driving his truck home early Monday may have fallen asleep at the wheel before leaving the road, crashing into a fence and then hitting a telephone pole, a Cali ...

Auburn trainer punched “Speed Racer” chimp, PETA claims

PETA is going bananas over a punch allegedly thrown by Auburn animal trainer Greg Lille on the set of “Speed Racer.” The target, the world’s largest animal rights organizati ...

Blown fuse behind Auburn’s weekend outage

A blown fuse is being blamed for Saturday afternoon’s power outage over a wide swath of Auburn. The outage stifled air conditioners, knocked out traffic lights at some major Hig ...

Doolittle opposes Auburn dam water rights revocation

Reacting to a proposed move by the state Water Resources Control Board to revoke U.S. Bureau of Reclamation water rights on the American River connected to the long-stalled Auburn ...

Rising TV design star shines at Auburn Home Show

TV star interior designer Nadia Geller is giving the Auburn Home Show some celebrity glitz this weekend. And her fans from hit TLC shows “While You Were Out,” “Trading Space ...