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Placer, El Dorado’s King Fire could linger for weeks if no rain

With containment expected Wednesday, it could be weeks before the 98,000-acre King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is considered completely extinguished. “The fire is ...

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...

PlacerArts announces change in leadership

Shortly following moving their headquarters to Rocklin, PlacerArts announced a change in executive leadership. Angela Tahti, the longtime executive director of the organization, s ...

Wildlife officials: Auburn bear sighting to be expected

A bear sighting in the Auburn Cemetery District caused a school lockdown and search on the part of police and animal control officers. The estimated 400-pound black bear was origi ...

Placer County responds to grand jury Costco criticism

Could Seniors First be in line for Placer County funding to aid its move from county-owned property now being eyed by Costco for a North Auburn store? Released in July, the Placer ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

King Fire gains emergency status in Placer County

The Placer County Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency Tuesday, making a case for Gov. Jerry Brown to declare Placer County in a state of emergency because of the King F ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 1964

Wind-whipped forest fire blackens 4,000 acres A recurring forest fire which started near Butcher Ranch on the Auburn-Foresthill Road about 4 p.m. Saturday and blackened more than ...

Smoke closes several Auburn area schools

Six area schools were closed Monday due to continued concerns about air quality as smoke from the King Fire settled in the skies above Placer County. Officials with the Placer Cou ...

Newcastle residents aim to stomp out new tobacco shop

A collection of Newcastle residents and business owners gathered Monday night in Newcastle to stop a new smoke shop from occupying a store front downtown. The new store, a seconda ...