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Media Life: Emilio Estevez Auburn motel shootout now on DVD

Auburn’s Foothills Motel is getting its DVD debut as Warner Bros. dusts off some of the more obscure titles from its vault and puts them out in digital form for the first time ev ...

Auburn River Festival stars emerging extreme sport

The emerging sport of playboating is finding a home on the new run of manmade rapids in the American River canyon below Auburn. With gates closed until May for the road down to th ...

Media Life: Auburn’s historic State Theater starts booking live shows

The big, bold neon sign has been bathing Lincoln Way in pastel hues since last summer and work has been taking place inside the State Theater since early this year. You had to kno ...

Rocky Rockholm wrong-way e-mail raises hackles

Placer County Supervisor Rocky Rockholm is in an animal rights group’s doghouse after an e-mail knocking Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter President Rosemary Frieborn got i ...

Gaines rallies septic system inspection opposition

It’s closing in on committee crunch time for Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ bill to reel in a State Water Resources Control Board proposal requiring septic-tank inspections statewide. ...

Citrus Heights man takes fatal leap off Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

A reportedly despondent Citrus Heights man took his life Tuesday by jumping off the Foresthill Bridge. The 27-year-old man's wife told Citrus Heights Police that he was depressed ...

Foresthill Bridge sightseers save woman’s life

It started out as a walk at sunset Monday on the Foresthill Bridge to take in the magnificent view of the canyon. But it turned into a rescue effort by a group of four sightseers ...

Rocks, landmark tree, fall to punishing winter storm

Waves of wind and rain Tuesday buffeted the Auburn area, causing rockslides on Old Foresthill Road and uprooting a landmark oak tree. Likened to a series of spokes on a wheel by on ...

Placer cutting $millions but more savings sought

With Placer County supervisors’ approval of several cost-cutting measures to help stave off a projected $18.6 million deficit, the panel’s chairman said challenges still lie ah ...

Composting provides 'black gold' for planting

Decomposition happens. According to Placer County Master Gardener Julie Barbour, composting is simply making it happen “in a specific area and hoping for a certain result in a c ...