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High speed I-80 pursuit ends in Gold Run arrest

A fleeing motorist led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit from the Applegate area to Gold Run today. Speeds are estimated to have reached as much as 100 mph during the failed ...

Media Life: California’s Auburn has plenty of company

Auburn. Think of the name for a moment. Not necessarily the word itself. Say it and hear how it sounds. It rolls easily off the tongue. It’s short and sweet. And there&rsqu ...

A new path for Lance Armstrong leads to Auburn

A lightning rod in cycling circles, Lance Armstrong will be pounding the Western States 100 endurance run trail this Saturday. But while no one’s stopping Armstrong from tak ...

Western States 100 lets Gordy Ainsleigh run

Gordy Ainsleigh’s feet look like veined, swollen sausages but they did their job this weekend. Given a second chance to qualify for the Western States 100 – the ultram ...

Buddhist talk for teens describes finding peace and compassion within

The key to spreading peace and compassion throughout the world is to first find it within. That was the message Geshe Phuntsho, one of six Tibetan monks visiting from the Gaden Sha ...

Tibetan monks tour Journal, bless press room

Four of the six visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks and members of Sierra Friends of Tibet toured the Auburn Journal offices on Thursday. “This is a place where creative though ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Placer buys 40 acres west of Hidden Falls Regional Park

More land has been bought by Placer County as part of its Hidden Falls Regional Park expansion. The 39.7 acre property is located west of Hidden Falls park and adjacent to Garden ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

New in Old Town Auburn: Sierra Grill Old Town opens to much fanfare

On Monday, after several months of preparation – and anticipation – the stove was lit and the staff was fired up and ready for business at Sierra Grill Old Town. The ...

Warm spell brings people outdoors

It’s hard to say whether or not this week will hold a record-breaking heat wave for Auburn, but it’s certainly going to be warm. The record-high temperature for Feb. 9 ...

10 things to know about the Placer County Animal Shelter

There’s a lot of excitement in the air at the Placer County Animal Shelter, and it’s not just the barking dogs. The shelter has a brand new program manager and will mov ...

Gas for under $2 a gallon is back - with no sign of leaving

Bargain-hunting motorists are getting more bang for their buck as gas prices plummet – and driving more, according to new figures released by the state Board of Equalization. ...

A little help from my friends: German shepherd service dog brings balance to Auburnite's life

Sonia Young is an empty-nester, which can be a difficult time for any mom, but for a woman missing most of her hands and all of her feet, being alone poses a whole different set of ...