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Veronica Blake earns award for Placer Counter leadership

As executive director of the Placer Community Foundation, Veronica Blake gets to steer philanthropy where it is needed in the community. “She and her team help people carry ...

Bat handled by campground visitors tested positive for rabies

Placer County health officials notified the state agencies that a visitor to the Mineral Bar Campground found a bat and allowed other visitors, including children, to touch the ani ...

New Placer Union students join board

Four Placer Union High School District students were sworn in as as official Student Board Members at the district’s meeting Aug. 7. This is the second year of this successf ...

Recent Auburn Police arrests

Editor’s note: Arrest reports are released by the Auburn Police Department. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Aug. 5 Robert Jeffrey Reader, 37, of Aub ...

Placer moves to 'adjust' cannabis rules

Placer County regulations prohibiting all commercial cannabis activity wouldn’t change but some enforcement protocols would be adjusted under a proposed ordinance update move ...

Placer school for Adults advances students to better jobs

Placer School for Adults is helping Placer County residents get better, more fulfilling jobs by providing five distinct career pathways and strong support services.   The sch ...

First days of EV Cain has kids in high spirits

For most students, the first day of school is a sad sign of the end of summer and the beginning of work. However, at EV Cain Middle School, the first day of school has transforme ...

Auburn’s newly installed camera leads police to stolen Jeep

Auburn Police’s newly installed license plate reader camera has already help snag a stolen vehicle. A camera alerted APD at approximately 6:47 p.m. Saturday at the intersect ...

Two fires in foothills, 2 acres and 1 office building burned

Two fires erupted over the weekend but were quickly entigushed by emergency personnel. An empty office building behind the now-closed JimBoy’s restaurant near Highway 49 and ...

Cal Fire update, over 695k acres burned

  While air quality in the local region has slightly improved with cooling temperatures and an off shore breeze in many areas, multiple fires continue to rage throughout Cali ...

Mark Meuser — ‘riding’ for office

Forget running for office — GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Meuser is “riding” for office. Meuser, who completed an ironman in 2015, is riding his bike thr ...

Spilling family secrets subject of presentation

How can you write a deeply truthful memoir that has sensitive issues without offending family members? Patricia Dove Miller will discuss the wide range of strategies to tackle this ...

Professional genealogist to give presentation

Genealogist, Richard Rands, is a professional genealogist who works with the Auburn Family History Center and will be the guest speaker at Retired Public Employees’ Associati ...

Placer’s marching band tuned up for the season

Despite hot weather and poor air quality, the Placer High School Marching Band put in 30 hours of hard work to prepare for the upcoming football season before school even starts. ...

Terror in the Night: Homeowner shoots intruder

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an intruder was hospitalized after a homeowner in Cool fired several rounds at the suspect. The incident took place i ...