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Starbucks pulling Ethos water sourcing out of Placer, state

Embattled Starbucks is bowing to pressure and moving its Ethos water supply source out of Placer County and California in the name of water conservation. California is in a fourth ...

Brown still holding the beat after all these years

Playing drums all over the world for nearly four decades may have dulled Mick Brown’s memory just a tad, but the former Meadow Vista resident knows when he’s coming hom ...

Drought reduces whitewater releases on Middle Fork American River

Whitewater outfitters on the American River’s middle fork in Placer County are facing fewer trips this summer. Upstream releases of surging water that buoy rafting trips on ...

New Dutch Bros. Auburn location opens BIG

Thumping bass and coffee bargains greeted Auburn on Wednesday as Dutch Bros. Coffee opened its new location in a big way. The electronic sign was up Tuesday alerting motorists alo ...

Fiery canyon crash severly injures one

A Diamond Springs man was in critical condition following a head-on collision and fiery crash Tuesday morning that shut down Highway 49. A stretch of the highway was closed from L ...

Fiery crash closes Highway 49

Updated 9:56 a.m. May 5: A fiery crash resulted in the closure of Highway 49 from Auburn to the confluence of the American River.  A vehicle went over the embankment an ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Guiding paws in Colfax

A local teen uses her free time to help those in need. Hailey Elias, 16, is a senior at Colfax High School and contributes time and love in raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the ...

North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...