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Freight train kills man lying on Union Pacific railroad tracks in Auburn

An Auburn man reported by authorities to have been lying on the Union Pacific railroad tracks late Wednesday was killed when he was struck by a westbound freight train. The victim ...

Reader Input: Oil shipments may despoil our region

I have a comment or two regarding the front-page article in the Auburn Journal (“Region on track for more crude-oil rail traffic,” April 3). The article states that U ...

Auburn, Placer on track for increased crude-oil rail shipments

Local and state leaders are raising concerns about a San Francisco Bay Area refinery’s plan to move as many as 100 train cars of flammable crude oil daily through Northern Ca ...

Two fires in two days near Auburn school, Union Pacific tracks

Two fires on two consecutive days at roughly the same time near an Auburn school are raising concerns of neighbors and fire officials. Auburn Fire crews extinguished fires on a va ...

Fire chars 20 acres on English Colony Way in Penryn

A wildland fire near train tracks in the Penryn area burned approximately 20 acres Saturday evening. The blaze broke out as several spot fires at about 5:40 p.m. at Sierra College ...

Reader Input: Thank you, Placer County

The Boys & Girls Club of Placer County extends it’s heartfelt thanks to all of the people who came out to support our Chillin and Grillin fundraiser on June 8th.   ...

Union Pacific names Auburn ‘Train Town USA’

  Auburn became the ninth of 11 California cities to be awarded membership in Union Pacific’s Train Town USA Registry and representatives from the city and the railroad ...

Second Auburn rail round-trip loses steam

  Auburn’s chances of having another round-trip between the city and Sacramento added to the Capitol Corridor rail system have suffered a major blow. The Placer County ...

Reader Input: Homeless zones inspire concern

I am concerned about the idea of homeless zones in Auburn (“Commission OKs limiting year-round homeless shelters to industrial areas,” Journal, March 8). In the 40 ye ...

Line reopens after Colfax derailment

Almost 24 hours after being shut down by a derailment in Colfax, the Union Pacific rail line to the Sierra was reopened Monday morning. According to Union Pacific Railroad spokesma ...