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Deputies nab suspected North Auburn tool thief

A homeless man has been arrested in connection with a hoard of tools and equipment allegedly stolen from the Placer County maintenance yard. Forty-five-year-old Anthony George Pav ...

Patrols out in force for DUI

Am I good to drive? Think carefully about it before climbing behind the wheel this holiday weekend – or anytime for that matter. Between college and high school graduations ...

Reader Input: Let’s win the war on poverty

After reading “All those years ago” in Wednesday’s (May 20) edition, I am reminded that President Johnson’s economic opportunity act encompassed more than j ...

Fire funding reaches 'desperate' levels

“I’m sorry to be bringing all of this to your house this morning, but I think the significant point is that we are desperate,” Fire Chief Ian Gow said to Placer C ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 20 and 27, 1965

‘Meter maid’ to replace popular city patrolman City manager Robert K. Rogers announced this week that he plans to recruit a woman to mete out parking tickets, thus re ...

Adventure program reaches out to teens

For some teens, a sense of direction and the resources to find their way are the missing pieces of life’s puzzle. After living through some of the hardships facing many teen ...

New hires bolster ranks at Auburn Police Department

There has been a steady stream of new faces and new energy at the Auburn Police Department in the last few months. Since March, three new police officers have joined the departmen ...

Starbucks pulling Ethos water sourcing out of Placer, state

Embattled Starbucks is bowing to pressure and moving its Ethos water supply source out of Placer County and California in the name of water conservation. California is in a fourth ...

Senior center moving to Downtown Auburn

The Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is approaching July with a new vision of the future after signing a lease on Downtown Auburn office space. The senior center’s move end ...

Wait-and-see on Placer medicinal pot grows

With an election in 2016 that could result in legalization of recreational cannabis use in California, Placer County is taking a wait-and-see stance on regulating or even banning m ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, May 6 and 13, 1965

Agency boo-boo halts tunnel job By Phil Hindley An apparent boo-boo of the first magnitude by the Placer County Water Agency threw 60 men out of work last weekend when the Ophi ...

Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire

Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...

Another View: ‘Action this Day’ on defensible space

In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the City of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...

Reader Input: Bear story reminds of 1970s lion-killer

Carl Moore, Meadow Vista’s 75-year-old ex-Marine-recon, ex-boxer, ex-bouncer, who punched the bear in the head that was trying to make off with Moore’s little dog (&ldq ...

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...