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New Auburn pho restaurant’s name turns heads on Highway 49

A new Auburn restaurant is dropping the ‘F-bomb’ into its name. Or is it? The Vietnamese pho eatery – located at 1501 Grass Valley Highway – has a name tha ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

Placer County could ease rules on A-frame, portable signs

With an eye on helping businesses still reeling from the Great Recession, Placer County is moving toward temporarily legalizing A-frame and portable signs through at least mid-Octo ...

Greenwood man running for California governor in 2014

Greenwood’s Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz is adding “gubernatorial candidate” to a lengthy list of careers he has carved out in a colorful life. Ambrozewic ...

Auburn business community braces for Costco

While no deals have been signed or agreements reached to place a Costco on Placer County-owned property in North Auburn, businesses are bracing for its potential arrival. Like Wal ...

Take Your Dog to Work Day shines spotlight on special bond

  Downtown Auburn boot-shop owner Mickey Bennett looks at his shelter-rescued black lab Mickayla and sees more than a canine staring back at him. He sees a friend, if not a ...

Auburn, Placer tobacco efforts fail American Lung Association test

  AUBURN CA - The American Lung Association has given Auburn and Placer County failing grades in its annual report card on controlling tobacco use. Both the city and the cou ...

Downtown Auburn’s Gilbert cutout cuts out

Gilbert is gone – again Auburn’s iconic, cycling man-about-town died Sept. 2 at 82. But his memory has been visibly rekindled on many weekdays in front of Uptown Signs on Lin ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart court fight back with a vengeance

The revelation this week that Wal-Mart has bought a controversial site for a store in North Auburn is galvanizing opposition into action. The retailing giant bought the 18.5-acre ...

Tuesday’s election bringing out strong feelings among voters

Auburn’s Norm Johnson will be stepping up to vote Tuesday with red ink on his mind – government red ink. “I don’t like what’s going on,” Johnson said. “People need to ...