highway 49

Reader Input: Address concerns to the proper entity

In response to Michael Burke (“Auburn needs curb appeal,” Reader Input, Aug. 13), there is a difference between the Auburn City Council and the Placer County Board of S ...

American River metal debris study details cleanup costs

Just what to do with hundreds of tons of metal left in the American River after a 1964 bridge washout is still an open question. But a new report commissioned by the Sierra Nevada ...

Highway 49 crash involves five autos, injures two in North Auburn

An SUV driven by a man who reportedly lost consciousness plowed into a line of cars waiting at a North Auburn stoplight on Monday. The crash on southbound Highway 49 damaged five ...

Family business Driftwood Village marks 50 years in Auburn

Ray Thompson Jr. saw something in the former pear orchard that others couldn’t see. It was the early 1960s and Thompson, now 88, recalled that a real-estate friend wondered ...

Landscaping posing problems for Caltrans

An Auburn-area business received notice that their landscaping upgrades would need to be removed, but Caltrans is now offering to work with them pending permit approvals. For Aubu ...

Vets, supporters gear up for bike ride

Bikers from all over the area will be taking to the road for an annual fundraiser to support veterans throughout the region. The 4th Annual 111-Mile Fundraiser for Veterans is a n ...

Another View: Annexation and déjà vu

Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.&rdq ...

Caltrans: Expect delays on Highway 49 during roadwork

Caltrans is now targeting mid-July for a start on projects along portions of Highway 49 near Auburn and Highway 193 in Newcastle that are expected to result in delays for motorists ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Highway 49 hazardous on way to Cool

I’m writing to bring attention to a serious problem that seems to be getting worse as each day passes. It is the cars parking along Highway 49 at the confluence of the Middle ...