placer county

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 ...

Reader Input: Change what you don’t want to see

If you are driving down the road and see a homeless person pooping on the sidewalk or if you are driving down the road and see a homeless person walking down the middle of Highway ...

Another View: Placer County is home to gangs

Of the seven recognized gangs in California, Norteños and Sureños are the two present in Placer County. Norteños and Sureños are warring gangs. Each h ...

General Gomez was but one brand of Auburn’s hometown cigars

It’s been a while since I’ve smelled cigar smoke or seen a man puffing on a panatela, but there was a time before the Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of u ...