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Gusher in Auburn after water main breaks

The water flowed in torrents down Auburn’s Nevada Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday after workers reportedly drilled into a 12-inch main. The gusher appeared on the side ...

Foresthill Bridge buttoned down to keep ‘catwalkers’ at bay

Placer County moved Thursday to make it even harder for social media-fueled thrill seekers to trespass on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge. The span, the fourth highest in the ...

Homeless camp cleanup

Deputy Ryan Zender knows almost every member of the North Auburn homeless community by name. Last year, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office created a full-time deputy positio ...

Auburn Woman receives national honor

Jane LaBoa, of Auburn, is one of 26 people to achieve the rank of Fellow for the Society of American Foresters in 2014. LaBoa explained that to be named as SAF Fellow is a prestig ...

An artist’s musical odyssey

The gin is cold, the piano’s hot and he’s painting the town, with “all that jazz.” Rudy Browne is a local artist whose paintings of American jazz legends a ...

Year of the Ram celebration raising funds for Auburn’s Joss House Museum

Riddled with tradition and symbolism the Chinese New Year of the Ram will be ushered in with a dragon dance at the Happy Wok Restaurant in Auburn as part of the Joss House Museum&r ...

Brake-light outage leads to three mail-theft arrests in Penryn

A late-night traffic stop in rural Placer County uncovered a mail-theft crime spree by a trio of Sacramento women, authorities allege. Three women in a car pulled over in Penryn f ...

Traumatic brain injury can’t lessen Colfax man’s resolve

Mark Anderson is a familiar face to shoppers at Colfax’s Mar-Val Sierra Market, packing groceries and helping carry bags out to their vehicles. Beyond that occasional friend ...

Placer County Superior Court delays sentencing in daycare sex abuse case

ROSEVILLE – A Placer County Superior Court judge was prepared to sentence a 16-year-old boy Wednesday in Roseville for sexually abusing four girls at an Auburn daycare center ...

Auburn Drug Company to close its doors

After serving the Auburn community for more than 100 years, the Auburn Drug Company is closing its doors. Liz Briggs, co-owner with Patti Fink an Andrea Packheiser, said Tuesday t ...