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Placer deputies bust giant 20,000-plant Gold Run pot grow

A huge plantation of 20,000 marijuana plants in Gold Run is now history after discovery and eradication of its multi-million-dollar crop by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Haves, have-nots in Placer supes election funding

The haves and the have-nots turn out to be the incumbents and the challengers in Auburn-area Board of Supervisors races. As June 7 election day approaches, sitting Supervisors Jim ...

Renaissance Redux: faire returns to E.V. Cain after six queenless years

The students at E.V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School didn’t just study the Renaissance this year, they lived it.  During a day-long event at the campus, they learned the ...

Prepare now for wildfires

  As I rode my horse through the Auburn State Recreation Area last weekend, I couldn’t help but look out and see the rushing American River flow through the green canyo ...

Auburn Ravine salmon spawn run could move closer to Auburn

Another six miles of Auburn Ravine between Auburn and Lincoln could be opened to more salmon and steelhead trout passage as a result of a project now being developed by the Nevada ...

“Stellar” April for Placer, region new-home sales

New homes are hot. Just ask the head of the Roseville-based North State Building Industry Association about the sizzle that led to 470 sales regionally in April – up from 43 ...

Dennis wins Amgen Tour's Folsom time trial, Team Twenty16 champion of women's race

With a blistering time of 24 minutes, 16 seconds, Australian Rohan Dennis rode to victory in the Amgen Tour of California’s Folsom time trial on Friday. On a cloudy day with ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Worst Villains

Placer County has had its share of crime and criminals, but who are the baddest of the bad guys? This Top 5 list provides a glimpse into some of the most heinous crimes committed ...

Uneasy riders: Veterans on Auburn-to-D.C. pilgrimage of respect

The purpose may be lost on some as the two dozen motorcycle riders rumble by. Perhaps the presence of Old Glory rippling in the turbulence and the reverberation of the thunderous ...

Annual Chillin' and Grillin' barbecue set for Saturday

The Boys and Girls Club will hold its annual Chillin’ and Grillin’ barbecue on Saturday. The Downtown Auburn campus will be transformed into an outdoor event venue tha ...

Crime in Your Community: Auburn jail pruno bust, mom rescues stolen bike, 15K jewel theft

May 13 Terry Lee Hoffman, 34, a transient, was arrested at Plaza Way and Gateway Court in North Auburn on a charge of resisting a peace officer. A man was reportedly standing in t ...

Barn Raising: fundraiser for the hoofed, furred and feathered

As teachers, Danielle and Josh Hanosh know that sometimes it’s easier for a child to read to a critter than another human. As co-founders of Blackberry Creek Farm Animal San ...

Supes name Ryan Ronco new county clerk, elections chief

Ryan Ronco was given the job of new Placer County elections chief on Tuesday. Officially the clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, Ronco was appointed by the Board of Supervisors. B ...

State, federal officials to Placer: Ban all outdoor, indoor grows

Placer County supervisors faced down more opposition Tuesday to efforts that could result in taxing and regulating medical pot grows – this time from Congressman Doug LaMalfa ...

Meet the author of ‘When the Emperor was Divine’ tonight in Loomis

“When the Emperor was Divine,” by Julie Otsuka, is the focus of this year’s Auburn One Book One Community (OBOC). Tonight, the last of four OBOC events is set, an ...