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Portrait of homeless emerging in Placer County study

Who are the homeless in Placer County? Odds are that the homeless person encountered on an Auburn or Roseville street is male, in his 50s and local. He’s likely a product o ...

Ahother View: Auburn dysfunctional? — get some reality

Reading Michael Keeffe’s slamming Auburn (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I realized that the woeful distortion of Keeffe’s vision results from reading the Auburn Journal. No ...

Field trip a step forward in salmon habitat efforts

“Forward momentum” is the only way to aptly describe a Friday morning’s salmon-centered group field trip along portions of the Auburn Ravine. The waterway has lo ...

Wildlife seek refuge, often leading to human encounters

Some are animal rescue groups are bracing for what is shaping up to be a busy spring and summer in light of current California conditions. The signs of increased animal activity a ...

England’s Warwick University moving on Placer County campus

England’s University of Warwick has taken the first official step to establish a campus in Placer County, near Roseville. Plans announced today by the school call for a phas ...

Reader Input: Thanks to those that jinxed Costco

Well, I hope all of the idiot politicians in both Placer County and the City of Auburn are happy — they got their wish, they ruined any chance of a Costco coming to North Aub ...

Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site

Costco has opted out of its option to develop a store on a North Auburn parcel owned by Placer County. The Issaquah, Wash.-based retail giant had been working for almost two years ...

Reader input: Clear garbage from county land

I live next door to a beautiful piece of property owned by Placer County. It is located on Willow Creek Drive and Nevada Irrigation District water runs through it. I have calle ...

County staffs human trafficking special investigative unit

Sexual slavery and forced labor, the most common motivators for human trafficking, occur in Placer County more often than you may think. Arrests in both Penryn and Auburn occurre ...

For area fire districts, funding outlook bleak

It all comes down to money, or a lack there of, for six area fire districts. Mounting operational cost and dwindling revenues are signaling dire times ahead. Talk with those at th ...