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Systems of support pave way for crews, evacuees

Behind every firefighter working to contain a fire, there’s a large system of support to care for him or her. There’s a second system of support to care for the people ...

Reader Input: Homelessness a failure of leadership

An open letter to the citizens of Placer County: On behalf of the hundreds of children, women and men of Placer County who are homeless, cold and hungry during this holiday seaso ...

Red Cross shelter in Auburn helps homeless weather rain, winds

Shelter from the storm for Lanni Kennedy was on a cot under some warm blankets at Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds. Kennedy, a homeless resident of the Auburn area who like ...

Auburn townhouse occupants flee for lives from fire

Unable to return to live in her Auburn townhouse after a fire Wednesday morning, Linda Behrens recalled being shaken in another disaster 20 years earlier. The Northridge quake in ...

Sand Fire leaves many seeking refuge

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Colleen O’Key and her husband, Rick, lost everything in the Sand Fire. The place they had called home for years is now nothing more than a pile of as ...

Auburn honors Red Cross organization, volunteers

Auburn Mayor Bridget Powers presents a proclamation to Heath Wakelee and members of the Placer County Regional Advisory Committee, recognizing March as national Red Cross month and ...

Reader input: Gift sales aid Red Cross efforts

Don’t miss out on your free greeting card. Your loved one will appreciate receiving a beautiful card letting them know about the symbolic gift you gave on their behalf. Buy a ...

Typhoon Haiyan relief: Red Cross, supermarkets, TV stations reaching out

Auburn’s Save Mart store is joining the effort to aid victims in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s path of destruction through the central Philippines on Friday. And it&rsq ...

Another View: Let us send our prayers and support to Oklahoma

My heart is grieved to see the staggering devastation left in the wake of the tornadoes in Oklahoma. The number of deaths is on the rise, even as we are seeing many little miracles ...

Colfax home destroyed in early-morning fire

Three adults escaped injury, but their pets perished, in an early-morning house fire in downtown Colfax. The residence is located at 104 W. Oak St., at the corner of Culver Street. ...

Local woman volunteers for Superstorm Sandy relief

Late Saturday, Tami Martin of Cool flew out of San Francisco to New York along with five other volunteers from the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter to help provide support ...

Good Samaritan in accident is a Local Hero to Red Cross

While working in North Auburn and training others through local Red Cross programs, Sean Ferguson sometimes wondered how he would react if the theoretical became the practical. †...

Loomis sends help to Haiti

Pocket change can go a long way toward helping victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. That’s what 20 Penryn Elementary School leadership students are counting on. Theyâ ...

Auburn steps up to help Haiti quake victims

Just four months removed from a devastating fire in Auburn, the tragedy of Haiti’s earthquake is sending strong shockwaves through the Placer County community. Organizations lik ...

49 Fire: Auburn still generous, victims still needy, one month later

The 49 Fire is making people forget the burst housing bubble and shove past the remnants of a crippling recession. The community is giving and giving deeply. A month after the 49 ...