Newcastle

Thanks for less tree, more road

Thank you Placer County Road Department for trimming the tree around 9430 Powerhouse Road! We are all feeling a bit safer passing through the narrow roadway! PATTY GIBSON, Newcast ...

For heaven’s sake, buy American

I am outraged that government money is being spent to encourage people to buy cars from Japan and Korea. When will the American people wake up and realize that you can not spend y ...

Police get away with too much

The letter to the editor by Peg Sills of Aug. 3 on bigots is right on! While not original with Abraham Lincoln, his comment, “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, ...

Rec District had some manners

I was pleasantly surprised during my monthly attendance of the Auburn Recreation District board meeting July 30. The tone of the meeting was civil, the directors’ conversations w ...

Barely room for cars, much less bikes

Regarding bicyclists on our roads/Newcastle-Ophir area, I feel this is a safety issue. Bicycles should not be allowed on Power House Road from Newcastle to Auburn Folsom Road. The ...

Kotey brings company

As a club team with no direct school funding, the University of Nevada-Reno boxing squad doesn’t always get the opportunity to travel to out-of-area gyms in search of challenging ...

Teens inside Newcastle home during morning attempted burglary

Placer Sheriff’s Office officials are searching for two suspects who attempted to burgalarize a Newcastle home Monday. Three teens had a rude awakening Monday morning when two p ...

He’s made a lifetime of friends in Auburn

Talking with Buddy Rogers is like listening to a living oral history of the Auburn area. His memory has weakened a touch from a small stroke he suffered last year, but Rogers is st ...

Early-morning fire torches Newcastle barn

A Newcastle family woke up to a nightmare Monday morning. With a strong north wind blowing, the storage barn about 30 yards from their home was engulfed in flames and fire had alr ...

Decades-long journey from novice to Master Yo

In Hiroshi Matsuda’s career, everything is small. Small trees, small shrubs, little lanterns and miniature walkways. Matsuda has taught the art of bonsai and bonniwa for the last ...

His passion for fishing is deep and long-lived

There he is in an obviously old photo. A boy, 4 years old, holding a stick with both hands and a seemingly giant fish on the other end held high with all the boy’s might. Showing ...

Broken glass in Newcastle tunnel a safety nightmare

An open letter to Placer County road maintenance and the bicycle community. This is to alert bicyclists of a very dangerous situation when using the Newcastle tunnel on Taylor Roa ...

Power outage leaves 40 Newcastle-area customers in the dark

About 40 Pacific Gas and Electric Company customers in the Newcastle area were without power for most of Sunday. The outage occurred at about 9:10 a.m. Sunday. Crews expected to re ...

Berndl's got the drive

Even though she’s the one driving, Leslie Berndl is the one who’s driven. Starting early in the morning, six hours a day, seven days a week, Berndl can be found at her small ra ...

Crash on Highway 193 leaves motorcyclist injured

A Tuesday crash on Highway 193 in Newcastle that left a Roseville man with a dislocated shoulder has some neighbors worried about the safety of the road. Taylor Lawrence 23, of Ro ...