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CHP ups patrol during New Year’s holiday

As the holiday season continues, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking motorists to resolve to start the new year with safe celebrations, by planning not to drive impaired ...

Arrest after dog decapitation

An Auburn man is alleged by authorities to have decapitated his family’s dog. Arrested Thursday on suspicion of animal cruelty, 31-year old Christopher Michael Dougherty is ...

Auburn Kmart closing

Financially crippled Sears is closing its Auburn Kmart in March, according to media reports. CNBC broke the news today that 80 Sears and Kmart stores will be shuttered. The move ...

Butane blast sends 1 to hospital, 1 to jail

One man went to hospital and another to jail after an explosion in Foresthill at what the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says was a butane honey oil drug lab. The explosion ...

Attempted murder arrest in Placer County stabbing

A Colfax man is under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder after a near-fatal stabbing in Placer County, authorities reported today. Behind bars on an attempted murder ch ...

Placer High School basketball hazing alleged

Placer High School is conducting an investigation into an allegation of hazing or harassment among members of the boys’ junior varsity basketball team, a Placer Union High Sc ...

When Sinatra turned spotlight on Placer

The Auburn Journal archives this week yields one of a trove of celebrity photos from Lake Tahoe and Reno casinos that were mailed on a regular basis around 1980 to the newspaper, p ...

5 Questions with Colfax Mayor Pro Tem Marnie Mendoza

On Dec. 12, the new Colfax City Council was sworn in. The Journal caught up with Mayor Pro Tem Marnie Mendoza, the only one of the winning candidates who has previously served on t ...

Placer to start 2019 with new county counsel

Placer County starts the new year with an interim county counsel after the retirement of Gerald Carden. Carden, who has worked in the County Counsel’s Office since 1988, is ...

4 injured in head-on Auburn crash

Gus Thomson photo Four people were taken to the hospital by ambulance today after a head-on crash in Auburn. The crash happened shortly after 3 p.m. near the intersection of Aubu ...

Gas station card-skim thefts; Vintage signs stolen; More

Dec. 13 A package of cable-jack mounts valued at $100 was stolen of a porch at a home in the 6300-block of Granite Bay’s Fern Leaf Drive.   Seth James Look, 25, of Mea ...

New service allows users to book appointments for permits

Customers can now save time by booking appointments online to process permit requests for residential and commercial developments along with grading, sewer and special events. The ...

Class of 1968

Do you remember any of these people? This is Placer High School Class of ‘68 during their 25th class reunion. Plans have been made for their 50th class reunion to take place ...

Money-laundering arrests in scheme entangling Placer

A nine-county indictment was unsealed Thursday after the arrest of two suspects on suspicion of international money laundering and cannabis manufacturing in a case that has entangl ...

Placer jobless rate drops some more

Placer County’s unemployment rate reached 3 percent in November, remaining the lowest in the region and one of the lowest in California. According to state Employment Develo ...