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State panel mulls $500-a-day fines for wasting water

Wasting water outdoors amid the state’s drought could start hitting Californians in the pocketbook under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators, with fines ...

Mild weather is history as heat pushes into Auburn, Placer

  Mild temperatures in Auburn will increasingly give way to heat this week as a high-pressure system builds over Northern California. But the National Weather Service is say ...

Reader Input: Schuetz leaves a vital legacy

As yet the public does not know the details of the departure of Michele Schuetz as superintendent of the Auburn Union School District (“Auburn Union superintendent resigns,&r ...

There’s more than one way to crab, and season is open

California is home to a variety of crab. The two primary species are red rock and Dungeness. The always-awaited season for Dungeness crab, the largest of all species off the coast ...

Choose your Labor Day campground carefully

Labor Day weekend is a week away, and fires in the north state are dominating the news. Some fires remain active while firefighters are containing others.Thousands of acres are bla ...

Alabama Rig is today's rage for catching fish but not legal in California

Some call it the “Alabama Rig.” Others call it an “Umbrella Harness.” Whatever you call it, it can be a devastating way to attract and catch fish.Being call ...

Don’t wait; it’s time to apply for big-game hunting

If you hunted any of California’s big game last year, you should have received your copy of the “California Big Game Hunting” booklet for 2012 by now.The arrival ...

Our View: Charter school trend doesn’t add up

One of the hottest local trends seems to be getting your child into a charter school. Auburn Union School District and the Placer County Office of Education are both on track to op ...

DFG sponsors turkey hunting clinic in Gridley

The spring hunt for the state’s gobbler population is highly anticipated by a great many. We’re less than a month away from the spring season.A variety of breeds have b ...

Abalone fishery now officially closed in Sonoma County

The dying off of abalone since August throughout the diving areas of Sonoma County has been reported here.It was attributed to a red tide, bacteria-laden water so called because it ...