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Placer supes give Costco second chance at North Auburn site

Placer County is giving Costco a second opportunity at a North Auburn site. Costco was moving forward with a proposal that would have seen construction of a 155,000 square-foot st ...

Autopsy on Hidden Falls body slated for today

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office expects to know more today about the death of a man whose burned body was discovered in a rural park’s parking lot. The charred body ...

Placer County budget rises 2.4 percent to $817 million

Placer County’s spending plan is now in place, with an annual budget of $817 million. The budget blueprint for the year ending June 30, boosts funding for open space preserv ...

Sheriff’s Office working to give North Auburn businesses safety tools

Placer County Sheriff’s Office employees are fanning out into the North Auburn business community to spread the word about how to stay safe and keep in touch. Zach Poiesz, S ...

Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

2-1-1 service for Placer County moves closer to reality

Placer County is taking a long-anticipated forward step toward providing 2-1-1 service – and continuing to look for financial support from cities to make it a reality. The B ...

Foresthill Fire looks to Placer County funding source

The Foresthill Fire Protection District is advising the U.S. Forest Service that it will no longer provide free service for 911 calls in the Tahoe National Forest. But the Foresth ...

Railway has new books chugging into Colfax library this summer

Colfax Library received a grant for $3,000 from Union Pacific Foundation to replace used books and buy new ones, according to Sue Carmichael, volunteer for the Friends of the Colfa ...

Auburn homeless shelter nears decision on future

Just short of two-thirds of the way into a 90 day trial period that started June 1, a new homeless shelter in North Auburn is seeing full houses every night. That means 47 homeles ...

Deputy hopefuls run gamut of tests

Seconds count for the men and women vying for a handful of spots with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Long before they ever wear the office’s uniform, candidates ru ...

Squaw Valley ski museum site gains support

Given a choice of two potential sites, Placer County supervisors are indicating support early in the process for a non-profit’s plans to locate a 1960 Olympics and winter spo ...

Placer, region’s new homebuilding activity highest since 2009

Placer County and the region’s homebuilding industry stayed hot in June, with the highest number of projects in six years moving forward. The North State Building Industry A ...

Restaurants, hotels lead Placer, regional job growth

New jobs in the rapidly growing leisure and hospitality sectors kept Placer County and regional unemployment numbers buoyant in June. A report issued Friday by the state Employmen ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 15 and 22, 1965

Auburn boy on ship adrift in Atlantic A memorable year in Germany as a foreign exchange student had an exciting climax for Lauren Ratkoviak of Auburn when the liner bringing him ...