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Nevada County shelter for abused women closing: Placer’s vows to stay open

It’s survival time for the Placer County organization that provides shelter for victims of domestic violence. PEACE for Families operates a 40-bed facility in the Auburn area th ...

Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner arrested for DUI in Nevada County

Green Bay Packer Spencer Havner’s fall in a motorcycle accident has resulted in more than just physical injuries. The former Nevada Union High School football star is also facin ...

Nevada City Amgen Tour of California start ups hopes for Auburn leg

Some prominent business owners are hopeful the Amgen bike tour will wind through Auburn next May. Word came Thursday from organizers that the Nevada County city will be part of ne ...

Placer County eyes new loan program for “green” home improvements

Help is on the way from an unusual source in Placer County for homeowners looking for ways to find funds to pay for a “greener” home. Everything from installing a new heating ...

Media Life: World’s tallest canine lives on in pages of new book

Gibson is gone but readers of the 2010 volume of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” will see a nice tribute to the late, great world’s tallest dog. The Nevada County resident was ...

Media Life: Yard sale mystery find leads Texan on Placer County search

Where have you gone, Dr. Donald Betterley? Kim Otwell of Ingelside, Texas would like to know. And by a quirky twist of fate, her search has turned to Placer County, where her myst ...

Media Life: Gold Rush grub with a twist of Lyme

Today’s California cuisine is a long way from a Hangtown fry or other Gold Rush grub but it traces its roots to mining communities like Auburn and Coloma (and Deadwood and Murder ...