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Media Life: All-Time Best of the Best Top 10 Auburn Musicians

Auburn has a rich musical past and present, attracting and nurturing talent that has reached out to wider audiences. The city’s long-gone Opera House could boast a visit in ...

Final chapter looms for Loomis, Meadow Vista libraries

Placer County officials are signaling their intent to shut the doors on Loomis and Meadow Vista libraries within two months. The closures by July would end a drawn-out debate with ...

So Long Loyal Sheriff's Patrol Dog Nash

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a retired patrol dog. Nash served with the Sheriff’s Office for eight years until his retirement in 2012. H ...

Striking Beauty: The Scary, Wondrous World of Lightning

With the National Weather Service predicting a fair chance of lightning and thunder in the Auburn area through Friday, we examine today some of the oddities of the products of uppe ...

Sales tax increase could fund road fixes

Colfax City Councilman Kim Douglass, against new taxes but in favor of improved roads, will support a proposed half-cent sales tax increase for transportation projects in Placer Co ...

Making an imprint on the fabric of community: Costume designer Joyce Silva is Auburn Culture Award honoree

Costume designer Joyce Silva is the recipient of this year’s Auburn Culture Award. Silva was nominated by the Auburn Arts Commission. The nomination was suggested by April ...

UPDATE: Roseville police name man who killed himself in SWAT standoff

The man who triggered an hours-long standoff Wednesday in Roseville before taking his own life has been identified as 46-year-old Travis Swol. Police recently announced that Swol w ...

Auburn police arrest two for robbery, burglary, conspiracy

  Auburn Police have arrested two men on suspicion of robbery, burglary and conspiracy  The case began on April 13 when a  a subject contacted police to r ...

Placer wins big at Seattle band competition

Placer High School bands and choirs, led by David Lawrenson, music director, won big at the Seattle World Strides Music Competition. Awards include: • Program sweepstakes (b ...

Measure C would give millions to Placer Union schools

Gone are the days when a teacher stood in front of neatly-lined rows of desks “Little House on the Prairie”-style and imparted knowledge while students took copious not ...

Homeless shelter extended ten months

Correction: This article was amended to fix three errors: One missed the longer-term plans referenced in the second paragraph, and a second probation officer was included as ...

BIG Day of Giving deadline extended

Americans were so generous during the BIG Day of Giving yesterday, their giving broke the national online site where donations were accepted.  As a result donations to lo ...

Colfax Garden Club sponsors two-day course May 14 to 15

Colfax Garden Club is sponsoring a National Garden Club (NGC) two-day Garden Study School on May 14 and May 15. It will be held at the Shady Glen Estates Clubhouse 450 Gladycon Ro ...

Go for the burn – but get that permit first

Citing dry weather conditions, Cal Fire has put a burn permit requirement back in place as temperatures start to heat up again. The drop in moisture means brush and grasses in the ...

Placer County family leaves legacy of land, sharing

The legacy of Betty and Matt Bailey lives on in a new 40-acre preserve recently donated by the couple’s family on the north fork of the American River, near Alta. The Auburn ...