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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 ...

Colfax High School principal recovering after serious snowboarding accident

Colfax High School principal Paul Lundberg is recovering at home after a serious snowboarding accident on Feb. 1. Lundberg, 48, broke his back in four places and dislocated severa ...

Maki company earns president’s award

Maki Heating and Air Conditioning, an Auburn-based company since 1984, has won the president’s award from Carrier Corporation, manufacturer of heating and air conditioning un ...

Dentist family tradition now in third generation

For most fledgling dentists, starting into a new career is like landing on a different world. Not only is dentistry a science but it’s also a healing art. They learned that ...

Permanent homeless shelter issues on Placer supes agenda

Homeless shelter issues are back on the front burner with the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week. The board will hear a staff update Tuesday on work to implement plans r ...

Last three of four fugitives arrested in Foresthill Friday evening after three-day search

10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 -- Three men who had been on the run from law enforcement in the rugged terrain four miles east of Foresthill since Wednesday afternoon, were captured ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Strong snowpack, storage spurs move to bottle up restrictions

With drought-busting snow high in the Sierra and water deepening their mountain reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency officials are looking to the s ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Seventh-Day Adventist breakfast ends after homeless increase

The Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church will no longer host a free breakfast on Saturdays before church services due to an increase in homeless attendees who made families feel uns ...

Foresthill undaunted as deputies continue search

Kids played chess and made pink snowflakes on an otherwise quiet Thursday morning at the Foresthill library. Community members browsed shelves while outside, a manhunt co ...