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Placer Sheriff: Suicidal woman fatally shot by deputy

A woman reported to be suicidal pulled out a handgun and was shot and killed at a Meadow Vista house by a deputy early Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

Auburn resident dies after being wedged between tree, truck

An Auburn resident is dead after apparently being wedged between a tree and an out-of-control pickup, the California Highway Patrol said. The death occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Fri ...

Auburn homeless shelter nears decision on future

Just short of two-thirds of the way into a 90 day trial period that started June 1, a new homeless shelter in North Auburn is seeing full houses every night. That means 47 homeles ...

Lowell Fire grows to 1,500 acres; mandatory evacuations in place

Update: 10 a.m. Sunday, July 27 -  A fire that broke out at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday north of Gold Run has grown to 1,500 acres, not 4,000 as originally determined. "WIt ...

Auburn dedication remembers Placer deputy’s 1978 slaying

An effort to ensure the memory of slain Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy James Machado will not be forgotten culminated Thursday in the dedication of an intersection in his nam ...

Local artist brings the force, storm troopers to Auburn

Lights, camera, Ordaz – If you’re having a conversation with artist Frank Ordaz, or the “Ordazzler” as his friends call him, it’s best not to be camer ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Deputy hopefuls run gamut of tests

Seconds count for the men and women vying for a handful of spots with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Long before they ever wear the office’s uniform, candidates ru ...

Wildfire prompts closures in both directions on Highway 50 near Pollock Pines

Highway 50 remains closed in both directions at Kyburz Drive near Pollock Pines in El Dorado County because of a wildfire on the north and south side of the highway. Crews are on ...

Gaines moves to shield Cal Fire efforts from drone interference

  Responding to continued drone interference to emergency responders from the air, Sen. Ted Gaines plans to introduce legislation that could lead to jail time for drone opera ...

Bank robbery: A far cry from Hollywood

We’ve all seen how it plays out in the movies: a silent alarm, triggered by a nervous teller, starts a flurry of police activity. Hostage negotiators begin to call the bank a ...

Auburn Union superintendent stepping down from post July 31

At the end of the month, Laura Grassmann will step down from her position as superintendent of the Auburn Union School District and into a new role as support coordinator for Place ...

Auburn intersection to be dedicated in slain Placer deputy’s memory

Deputy James Machado will be honored Thursday with the dedication of an intersection in his name. Machado was killed in the line of duty July 13, 1978, and the sign marking the in ...

Wanderlust Festival strikes chord with local attendees

Wanderlust, which was held July 16-19, combines yoga and meditation with guest speakers, classes, music and outdoor activities. The festival offers an opportunity to unplug from ...

Baxter Fire: Fast spread, faster containment

Firefighters battled and ultimately stopped a rapidly spreading fire in rural neighborhoods approximately three miles northwest of Auburn Wednesday evening. The Baxter Fire -- nam ...