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A neighborhood’s rebirth: North Auburn 49 Fire replacement homes nearer to move-in

The roar of saws and the pounding of nail guns signal rebirth in a North Auburn neighborhood devastated by last August’s 49 Fire. From wooden skeletons of homes being framed to ...

Smoky says: Auburn’s cooling trend to get weekend revisit

Auburn experienced a taste of autumn to come Tuesday – with colder weather moving in and a sprinkle of rain falling in the morning. Torrid temperatures had been hanging on throu ...

Media Life: Auburn’s 49 Fire comeback sparks Party in the Park special edition

The forces of good are at work to give Auburn a break from the craziness of the 49 Fire and its aftermath. Plans are being made to put on a show similar to this past June’s Part ...

Media Life: Auburn’s State Theater rolling out classic film series

It turns out this weekend’s showing of “Food, Inc.” is just a sampling of the tasty film fare being cooked up for the State Theater in the coming year. The stately Downtown ...

Media Life: Paper cuts lead to artistic recognition for Auburn author

Art has the wondrous ability of popping up in the most unexpected of places. Auburn’s David Carter has been a star in the international world of children’s pop-up books for mo ...

Yuba fire smoke plume visible from Auburn

A wildland fire burning Friday near Dobbins in Yuba County about 30 miles northwest of Auburn was creating a plume of smoke visible in many areas of the Placer County community. T ...

Media Life: “Supernanny” on hunt for out-of-control Placer County kids

Placer County’s most dysfunctional families are wanted in a casting call for TV’s “Supernanny” that lands Aug. 23 in Roseville. The ABC reality show is on the hunt for all ...

Gold Run CHP arrest Bay Area toll-plaza double-slaying suspect

Two Gold Run California Highway Patrol officers had little doubt early Wednesday morning that they had discovered the suspect in the shotgun slaying hours before of two people at a ...

Cuts could chop Placer County Sheriff’s new helicopter

Grounding the Sheriff’s Department new helicopter, further depleting reserves, and tightening take-home-vehicle policies for law enforcement are among the new options on the tabl ...

Drowned baby’s grandparents plead for post-partum depression instruction

The parents of a Granite Bay woman who drowned her newborn daughter in a sink pleaded with the Placer County Board of Supervisors for pre-natal education on post-partum depression. ...

N. Auburn wastewater options facing resident cost concerns

With two expensive options being considered to comply with tightened state and federal water-quality rules, Supervisor Jim Holmes said fee-increase concerns were paramount at an in ...

Auburn, Placer County history for sale at Old Town antique fair

Auburncentric antiques and collectibles were out there amidst the plethora of everything from jewels to junk offered for sale Sunday at the Old Town Auburn twice-annual antique and ...

Media Life:Timing right for Auburn author’s subprime meltdown thriller

“Ripped from today’s headlines” may be one of those old gumshoe-style phrases. But it fit perfectly when Jeffrey Schlaman’s novel “Subprime Factor” rolled off the Syne ...

Drexel, Tsakopoulos group nearing donation agreement on 600-acre university site west of Roseville

Drexel University and a property-owners’ group that includes Sacramento developer Angelo Tsakopoulos are nearing agreement on the donation of almost 600 acres in west Placer Coun ...

142-room hotel, commercial Hill Top Center for Bowman wins Placer County Planning Commission approval

A 142-room hotel complex on a cliffside overlooking Interstate 80 in Bowman has Placer County Planning Commission approval to proceed. The commission voted 6-0 Thursday to approve ...