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Placer Union High School District embraces distance learning

A student at Foresthill High School who wants to take as many Advanced Placement classes as possible will no longer have to transfer to Placer. In fact, more classes will be availa ...

Uplifting the children

Lee Giove smiled and welcomed guests Tuesday at Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento. Patients of the hospital decorated big paper wings with markers and stickers. Some i ...

Auburn couple, 91 and 92, ready to wed

Cupid’s arrow knows no age limits. And Auburn’s Tom Osborne, 91, and Vivian Frost, 92, are providing some solid proof of that. The two have set a date to marry in ear ...

Jeweler Ralph Roper passes away

Auburn lost a pillar of the community this week. Ralph Roper, who opened Roper’s Jewelers in 1956, passed away on Sunday. He’d celebrated his 95th birthday in February ...

Quirk and quackery make comeback at Auburn medical museum

It was once a bizarre world after all, medically speaking. Walk into the Gold Country Medical Museum, and you’re treading on hallowed ground that celebrates a world gone by ...

Another crash at North Auburn roadside tribute to dead teens

A driver who said she was distracted by a roadside tribute to two teens struck and killed April 3 on the side of Highway 49 was shaken but uninjured after her car crashed into a tr ...

20-year prison term for King Fire arsonist

Wayne Allen Huntsman’s guilty plea Friday to arson charges in the 2014 King Fire has put him put him behind bars for a 20 years. But the door isn’t shut on massive imp ...

Classes resume after lockdown at Auburn Elementary School

A lockdown at Auburn Elementary School this morning has ended and classes have resumed. At about 9:20 a.m.,  a fourth-grade student left the campus without permission and wal ...

Auburn Elementary School lockdown ends, classes resume

A lockdown at Auburn Elementary School this morning has ended and classes have resumed. At about 9:20 a.m.,  a fourth-grade student left the campus without permission and wal ...

Colfax calendar, April 14

Thursday, April 14 Senior activities with artist Barbara Hoffman are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Methodist Church, 936 Stockton St. in Dutch Flat. Donations accepted. I ...

Media Life: Top 10 Auburn Area Backroads to entice open-road fever

Highway 49. And Interstate 80. You know the routine and the routes. Get on one of those two highways and you’re soon up to speed at a fine clip – give or take a few tr ...

Celebrate that spring in your step

Spring is here, and it’s a true spring, mild, wet and green, not that leap directly into the dry days of summer that we’ve had the last couple of years. So, how shall w ...

Depoe Bay hosts fundraiser for Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller

Depoe Bay Coffee Company is hosting a fundraiser today for the families of Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller. The coffee company, at 893 High Street in Auburn, will be open until 6 p ...

$10 parking fee at Placer County's Hidden Falls Regional Park?

Hidden Falls Park’s popularity could soon have a price. Facing a litany of complaints from neighbors fed up with Hidden Falls Regional Park parking problems, Placer County i ...

Horse, rider make it safely out of American River canyon tumble

A tumble down a steep American River canyon embankment couldn’t keep Blue down. Aided by a new trail blazed by a Cal Fire crew, the stranded horse was guided back onto a tra ...