Mark Reed

Local residents avoid variety of scams

When Colfax resident Robert Chipp got a call from someone saying they were his grandson and that they needed money, he thought it was a little strange. “The guy came on real st ...

Medical marijuana crackdown gets reaction from those in industry

A recent directive from the federal government telling several California medical marijuana facilities to shut their doors inspired locals connected to the industry to speak out. ...

Is local teen prescription drug abuse a problem?

Community officials had varying opinions about whether or not the community is facing a large teenage prescription drug abuse problem, and one Auburn teen said prescription drugs w ...

Alleged identity thieves facing multiple felony charges

Two Sacramento residents are out of custody on bail after allegedly stealing the identities of 20 Placer and Sacramento counties residents. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office ar ...

Devices offer control that stuns

TASERs offer citizens a form of self-defense. Some local residents believe they are great tools while others think they are abused. It is legal in the state of California for ci ...

Teacher resigns from Del Oro after sexual harassment investigation

A Del Oro High School teacher has resigned after a three-month investigation by the Placer Union High School District, according to Dave Horsey, superintendent of the district. Ho ...

Fear prompting rise in Auburn gun sales?

Fear of home invasion and personal safety are leading more Auburnites to buy guns, but residents have mixed feelings about gun ownership. Billy Prior, of Auburn Outdoor Sports on ...