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Hidden Falls Park gets Placer funds over rec district protests

Weathering strong opposition from the Auburn Recreation District, Placer County supervisors approved a $150,000 request today for developer fees to help fund the expansion of Hidde ...

Hidden Falls funding fracas falls on Placer supes shoulders now

The power struggle over $150,000 planned for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park and opposed by a group led by the Auburn Recreation District lands in the Board of Supervi ...

Placer County, Auburn Recreation District in brouhaha over Hidden Falls meeting notification

Placer County has set a date for the Board of Supervisors showdown over Hidden Falls Park. But the decision to schedule it July 27 is being made in the middle of a swirl of accusa ...

Two new outdoor music festivals in Auburn build on Party in the Park buzz

Building on today's Party in the Park excitement, plans are set for two more outdoor music festivals this summer in Auburn. The newly christened Gold Country Blues Fest will welco ...

Auburn Party in the Park headliner Billy Joe Shaver performs free of legal clouds

No storm clouds are on the horizon for headliner Billy Joe Shaver or the weather Friday for Auburn’s Party in the Park. And that suits Shaver and Party in the Park organizer Sco ...

Placer County supes, Rec District move closer to Hidden Falls showdown

A funding wrangle over Hidden Falls Regional Park is moving closer to a showdown. The flap pits the Auburn Recreation District against Placer County, rural hikers and horse riders ...

Media Life: Outlaw country’s Billy Joe Shaver OK’d to Party in the Park

Party in the Park has dodged a bullet. Outlaw country music legend Billy Joe Shaver’s appearance at the June 18 music fest in North Auburn had been in question last week because ...

Hidden Falls park-funding wrangle heading to Board of Supervisors

Placer County’s parks panel has added its support to controversial plans for $150,000 in developer fees the Auburn Recreation District argues could be better spent elsewhere. Th ...

Media Life: Shooting puts country legend Billy Joe Shaver’s Auburn show in jeopardy

Billy Joe Shaver is a country music legend, an original outlaw songwriter from Central Texas whose music has been recorded by the greats – from Elvis to Waylon to Willie to Dylan ...

Media Life: TV Olympics, Auburn festivals, Newcastle celebrity sightings and channel changes

The Winter Olympics were big in this area, with plenty of local Sierra Nevada heroes coming from the Tahoe region. KCRA 3 took advantage of the Feb. 12 to 28 excitement to post som ...