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Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

Placer supes looking at new crime lab, Auburn library landscaping upgrade

Placer County is putting funding into Auburn Library landscaping and a feasibility study for a new crime lab. The Board of Supervisors voted in favor of hiring Sacramento’s ...

Pedestrian killed after being struck by big rigs on I-80 in Auburn

UPDATED: 4:30 P.M. SEPT. 2 A pedestrian was killed early this morning after being struck by two tractor-trailer rigs, one after the other, on Interstate 80 in Auburn. The death oc ...

Second drug test crucial in deadly bike crash outcome

While a plea deal meant David Lee Correa would not stand trial on charges connected to the death of cyclist Barbara Crowell, new information released after his sentencing sheds mor ...

Ex-E.V. Cain tutor convicted of illegal relationship with 14-year-old student

Weimar resident Gerald Keith Heisler will be sentenced Sept. 9 after being found guilty of charges connected to an illegal relationship with a 14-year-old student that included sex ...

Media Life: Folsom walks the line for Johnny Cash

Big things are happening at the other end of Auburn Folsom Road. Folsom, Auburn’s prisoncentric neighbor to the south, is moving ahead with more artful components of what is ...

Transportation Poll: Placer County sales-tax hike vote would fall short

Placer County voters can’t drive 66.66. That’s the two-thirds vote the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency would need to capture at the ballot box to put it o ...

Four-year prison sentence in Foresthill Road bike-death case

The driver of a pickup that struck and killed a cyclist on Foresthill Road July 3, 2014, has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lee Correa, 39, of Foresthill, was sente ...

Local business to be featured on 'Cammo Day'

Businesses on Main Street are dedicating a day to highlight on of their own on Saturday with "Cammo Day." In order to help promote Ammo Cammo and Bait, participating bus ...

Colfax High's 'Link Crew' program fosters campus outreach, inclusion

With school back in session, Colfax High School is aiming to set an energetic pace for creating a bar-setting 21st century learning environment. One of the events leading to the & ...

Lot size now the benchmark for Placer Water connection charge

Lot size – not meter size – will be the new standard for Placer County Water Agency connection charges starting in October. The Placer Water board of directors approve ...

How do Placer County governments measure up in Ashley Madison hack scandal?

It’s the hack that has sent shockwaves through some of the nation’s top-level corridors of power. But a check of local elected officials and high-ranking staff members ...

Placer County roads ready for half-cent sales tax funding infusion?

A laser focus on developing financial resources for 30 years of transportation infrastructure projects will yield some estimates on public support at today’s Placer County Tr ...

Parolee-at-large’s Weimar I-80 car crash leads to power outage

A fleeing parolee who authorities say was involved in a domestic disturbance crashed his SUV off Interstate 80 in Weimar on Thursday, damaging a power pole and causing an electrica ...

Drought-driven effort on in Placer County to remove trees killed by bark beetles

WEIMAR — Pine trees are a staple in the foothills and Sierra, bringing shade, beauty, privacy and a sense of grandeur to residents living below their looming limbs. But a dr ...