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Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Transient stabbed in random North Auburn attack

A seemingly random stabbing of a homeless man in North Auburn is being investigated by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported to authorities early Tue ...

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 ...

Colfax council members vote no on medical marijuana ban

The Colfax City Council meeting Feb. 10 was mundane until the end of the meeting when Ordinance Number 528’s second reading came up for discussion and a second vote. The medi ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer County supervisors getting 2 percent raise

Placer County’s five supervisors will be getting a 2 percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking ...

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 ...

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. ...

Colfax calendar, starting Feb. 11

Thursday, Feb. 11 Senior activities with artist Barbara Hoffman run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Methodist Church, 936 Stockton St. in Dutch Flat. Donations accepted. In ...