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Fire scorches 3 acres near Auburn

A late-night fire south of Auburn city limits burned 3 acres of wildland and knocked out power to more than 1,000 homes and businesses before being contained Thursday night. The f ...

Another View: Annexation and déjà vu

Yogi Berra makes me laugh and think. He said, “Baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical.” “When you arrive at a fork in the road, take it.&rdq ...

Local middle schools run for title

More than 400 young athletes hit the Del Oro High School track May 21 in a competition to show that there’s more to running a race than just winning. Competing in the Loomi ...

Ophir’s landmark plaque back in place after theft

The plaque stolen from Ophir’s historic monument two years ago has been replaced with a new one. And it took two ceremonies to do it. The initial plaque arrived from the fo ...

Reader Input: Sharing cross a generous act

What a wonderful surprise on the way to church on Easter Sunday! The draped cross in the yard of the home on Bald Hill and Mt. Vernon really was an awakening to the day of Easter. ...

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 ...