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All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 1 and 8, 1965

Humane Society branch would halt 100-mile Tevis Cup ride An attempt by the California branch of the Humane Society of the United States to halt the famed 100-mile Tevis Cup Trail ...

Our View: Conservation or better management?

As California enters the fourth year of one of the worst droughts in its history, the topic of water, the lack thereof and what lies ahead is of great concern. We can all save wa ...

Grand jury report recommends human trafficking tracking system

A state-wide system is needed to track victims of human trafficking crimes, according to the recent Placer County Grand Jury report. The report recommends that the Children’s ...

Storms bring Sierra fire risk

An energy packed storm system has weather watchers and the state’s fire agency looking toward the Sierra Nevada for lightning strikes this weekend and into next week. Thunde ...

Reader Input: Strange to call city the bad guy

I find it trying to read the letters regarding Costco and who is to blame. As a retired city planner, having worked for a city, county and regional government, I find it amusing ...

Reader Input: Money talks, gov answers

It all makes sense now. No wonder the mayor of Auburn was going to sue the County of Placer if they were to put in a Costco there! This “there was no environmental study done ...

Placer’s employment number at all-time high

The number of people from Placer County holding down jobs is at an all-time high, according to the state Employment Development Department. While the figures reflect population gr ...

Placer County eyes new North Auburn office building

The next new building constructed at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn could be for government uses. While not mentioned during budget discussions with the Board ...

Placer County to homeless: Get off our lawn?

Placer County supervisors will consider an ordinance at today’s meeting designed to curb camping and other activities by the homeless on county-owned properties. The camping ...

Another View: A Foresthill summer divided

Life has carried me far away from my small-town roots. Having navigated a good portion of my 20s in San Francisco, a spark of urban interest ignited a fire inside me that has never ...

Reader Input: City’s inept actions hurt community

What is to be the future of DeWitt? Placer County is reviewing that question now. It is a valuable asset and resource that should be fully utilized to benefit the taxpayers of the ...

Reader Input: Make weed abatement a priority

We are inundated daily about the drought. We hear what lawmakers are doing and not doing on the radio, TV and Internet. It seems so simple to me. If we make fire prevention first ...

Reader Input: Big Brother at work right here

Big Brother is here in Placer County. Not that he wasn’t here all along, but now there is an app for it. Sunday’s paper “bragged” that we can download an ...

Reader Input: Service day a rousing success

The first Auburn Community Service Day was a rousing success as 65 volunteers descended on Recreation Park ready to clear eight Auburn properties in preparation for fire season. ...

Another View: Adult literacy in Placer County

A local business owner in her mid-30s recently contacted the Placer Adult Literacy Service (PALS) requesting tutoring. She did not know how to read and wanted to help her son with ...