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Media Life: “Draft Day” movie has Auburn creative connection

When “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner lights up movie screens across the United States today, former Auburn resident Gareth Smith’s work will be a big part of w ...

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, March 12 and 19, 1964

Trustees ban book on parents’ demand More than 20 men and women, most of them parents of students at Placer High School, figuratively and almost literally threw a book at t ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Former finance head returning to Auburn; Local family shares Sochi experience; Placer County to make changes to homeless shelter plan

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Auburn’s one-time finance chief is returning to the city to help on an interim basis as a new person is sought. Reporter Amy Lobenberg will have ...

Ophir fights back after being victimized by plaque-theft plague

Ophir residents with an eye on preserving a vein of rich Gold Rush history in their rural Placer County community are organizing a drive to replace a cherished marker that was stol ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Election filings under way in Placer County; Ophir looks to replace lost plaque; How is Auburn’s anti-panhandling campaign going?

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Filing for the June primary election is now under way. Reporter Gus Thomson is checking in with the elections office to find out who has thrown their h ...

Reader Input: Pray that 2014 brings much rain

I was looking at the Wise Canal, which runs through Auburn, and noticed the water level is not as high as it’s been in previous years. This PG&E canal supplies water to ...

Reader Input: Warm gifts to warm hearts

Hats, scarves and blankets – oh, what a wonderful sight at the Auburn Area Christmas Basket Program last Saturday (Dec. 15). I want to say thank you for all the people &nda ...

Ophir woman wants to thank ‘guardian angels’

  AUBURN CA - Two days before Thanksgiving an Ophir woman wants to give out her thanks early. Sherry Moore Ruth was walking out to the end of her parent’s driveway Mon ...

Feds come to rescue of Ophir firehouse in the nick of time

FEMA has come to the rescue of Placer County Fire’s Ophir station on Wise Road. Placer Fire Chief Brad Harris said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved a $1. ...

Ophir fire station to call it quits Jan. 1

AUBURN CA - FEMA could come to Placer County Fire’s rescue in an attempt to keep the Ophir station on Wise Road open. Placer County Fire is seeking a $1.2 million grant from a Fe ...

North Auburn, Ophir to vote June 5 on fire tax increase

AUBURN CA - Voters in Placer County’s North Auburn-Ophir fire protection coverage area will decide June 5 on whether they want to raise an additional $570,000 a year through high ...

New fire tax question could land on North Auburn voters’ ballots

AUBURN CA - Placer County is moving forward with a possible June 5 vote in North Auburn and Ophir on raising $570,000 annually through higher taxes to maintain current fire protect ...

Alex Ferreira, Placer politics’ elder statesman, heads Placer County Water Agency board at 83

At 83, Alex Ferreira can take the long view on Placer County politics past. But he’s also a key, active player in its present and future. Born in Ophir and a lifelong resident ...

George Voyiatzes: A man for all Auburn’s seasons

George Voyiatzes’ death closes many chapters of living history the 96-year-old lifelong Auburn-area resident witnessed first-hand during an active and eventful life. Voyiatzes, ...