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Meadow Vista library targeted for closure

Could Placer County be closing the book on its Meadow Vista library location after 14 years? According to the county’s library chief, a recommendation to do just that c ...

Auburn, Rocklin libraries to close Mondays

Auburn and Rocklin libraries will be behind closed doors on Mondays starting Jan. 26 as the Placer County library system takes what its chief librarian says are temporary steps to ...

New Placer County library strategy includes growing shift to digital formats

  Making hours more convenient for working people and staying on top of rapid-fire changes in technology to better serve library patrons more apt to fire up a Kindle than cra ...

Reader Input: ‘Casablanca’ wows ’em

As Paul Cambra and the Journal generously made clear on Friday, Nov. 3 ("Play It Again, Susan), Silver Screen Classic Movie Series presented its 200th movie on Saturday, Nov. ...

Play it again, Susan

See if you can figure out what movie I’m taking about. Iconic American actor plays a casino owner in World War II-era Morocco, when a former lover and her Czech resistance ...

Auburn looks for ways to cool the sizzle

  Auburn is trying to stay cool in a triple-digit heat wave that is now predicted to stay sizzling through the Fourth of July. The National Weather Service is forecasti ...

Warning follows Auburn Library child-porn viewing

  AUBURN CA - A visit to the Auburn Library turned disturbing when an Auburn woman viewed a computer screen being used by another library patron and saw what appeared to be c ...

Moves afoot to help rural Placer areas gain faster Internet

AUBURN CA - A partnership of regional stakeholders is working together in Placer and nearby counties to improve Internet availability. The Gold Country Broadband Consortium has be ...

Placer library checking out new ways to balance books

AUBURN CA - More self-check-out machines, greater reliance on volunteers and a closer look at potential grants are some of the ways Placer County library is attempting to trim an e ...

Placer County library balances overdue book fines, reader encouragement

AUBURN CA - Make no mistake about it. If you run up a big bill in overdue and unreturned books, Placer County will go after you. When the amount reaches more than $50 and remains ...