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California bid to legalize pot cultivates varied Auburn-area viewpoints

The Proposition 19 buzz is already hitting Auburn. With the potential to be part of the first state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Auburn-area residents have strong ...

New Placer County chip charge kindles fire concerns

Placer County’s chipper service is going from free to $40 starting Aug. 2. But concerns are already being expressed that the new fee will discourage people from clearing brush a ...

Auburn, Placer census raising concerns over low tally

With 2010 census packages due to be delivered to every household in the nation starting mid-month, concern is mounting that Placer and surrounding counties may lose out in the coun ...

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 ...

Auburn reflects on five years in Iraq

The United States and Auburn went to war five years ago, with U.S. air strikes pounding Iraq forces in the waning hours of a Wednesday night. The headline in the Auburn Journal fi ...