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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 ...

Repeal septic system inspection legislation: Ted Gaines

The furor over mandatory septic system inspections and an estimated $325 fee that will have to be paid was evident at a town-hall meeting Thursday in Auburn. But there was also a ...

Placer County honors former Rep. John Doolittle

Former U.S. Rep. John Doolittle was lauded Tuesday in a resolution presented by the Placer County Board of Supervisors for his 28 years of service in both state and federal governm ...

Placer County Board of Supervisors opposes California septic system inspections, fees

Foes of a plan to force property owners to pay $325 every five years as part of a statewide septic system inspection program found support at the Placer County Board of Supervisors ...

Ophir concrete plant meeting Feb. 5 in North Auburn

The Placer County Community Development Resource Agency will hold a community meeting Feb. 5 on the Livingston's Concrete batch plant proposal in Ophir. People will have a chanc ...

Auburn’s Placer County Courthouse bell rings again

Auburn’s courthouse bell – first sounded in 1859 – rang out again Monday in the still morning air high above the city. With the help of a crane, the 300-pound iron bell was ...

New Update: ID released on woman, man killed in Interstate 80 car crash

A 48-year-old Sacramento woman and her male passenger are dead following a collision on Interstate 80 between an out-of-control car and a Caltrans snow plow working at the side of ...

Honors for three injured Placer County firefighters

Three firefighters seriously injured after being trapped in flames during a wildfire in the rural Lincoln area last June stepped up Tuesday to receive commendations – and a stand ...

Media buzzing over mandarin health benefits

With sniffles and coughs heralding the start of cold season, word of Placer County’s super fruit is going viral on a national scale. Placer County’s mandarin orange crop is fro ...

Supervisor’s $10,000 county flight questioned

A Placer County’s supervisor’s $9,887 flight on a chartered plane is being criticized by a taxpayer watchdog group’s president. On vacation in Utah at the time, Supervisor R ...
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