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Lasting impressions: Auburn's vintage signs are roadside attractions

The big, bold and splashy Lou La Bonte’s restaurant sign is a stylish throwback to a time when cars had fins, the road across Donner Summit was winding Highway 40 and you’d get ...

Media Life: Yard sale mystery find leads Texan on Placer County search

Where have you gone, Dr. Donald Betterley? Kim Otwell of Ingelside, Texas would like to know. And by a quirky twist of fate, her search has turned to Placer County, where her myst ...

Nosedive in revenues has Placer supervisors bracing for spending talks

Placer County staff and supervisors signaled Tuesday that they’re girding for more tough budget decisions spurred by an increasingly smaller revenue stream. With millions in fun ...

Media Life: Placer County products are Emmy nominees for “Deadliest Catch”

“Deadliest Catch” has netted another Emmy nomination for cinematography, which means Placer County products Todd and Doug Stanley are up for a second win. The brothers – Tod ...

Media Life: Auburn about to take a walk on the wool side

Expect a plethora of celebrity sightings Thursday when the Art Walk returns to Auburn. Placer School for Adults’ advanced knitting class will be showing off 25 knitted celebriti ...

A dozen more possible swine flu cases emerge in Placer County

Lab results for Placer County’s initial suspect case of human swine flu have come back negative but there’s little doubt among health officials that a positive test is just a m ...

Rogue wild turkeys put Auburn neighborhood under siege

An Auburn neighborhood is under siege as emboldened wild turkeys go on the attack during mating season. The calm of the quiet Placerado Avenue area of Robie Point was punctuated M ...

Economic rebound plans include tourism strategy for Placer County, Auburn

Hernan Garcia may not know it but he’s the face of Auburn’s tourism future. The Cali, Colombia resident is visiting California for the first time. His travels have taken him t ...

Media Life:Auburn a prime time candidate for TV hit “The Mentalist”

It makes sense for the officers of the California Bureau of Investigation to visit Auburn for some serious crime-solving action. And some on-location filming is looking more and m ...

Wal-Mart big rig, 2 pickups pile up on Interstate 80 in Auburn

A pickup spun out on Interstate 80 Friday, bouncing off a Wal-Mart big rig, a center divider and another truck in a noon-hour accident that slowed westbound traffic through Auburn. ...