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Drought can’t dampen Auburn joy over January sunshine

Please excuse Mark Fuchs for being so happy these days. While a polar plunge was moving in Monday on two-thirds of the United States for another round of the dreaded polar vortex, ...

Placer County jobless rate better in December

Placer County’s jobless rate took a downward turn in December, leading the region in a key benchmark statistic charting the area’s economic recovery. According to unem ...

Granite Bay Development project manager new BIA chair

Granite Bay Development Senior Project Manager David Ragland has been appointed chair of the North State Building Industry Association. As chair, Ragland will lead the community-b ...

New health chief hopes to fine-tune Placer County wellness

Growing up near Knoxville, Tenn., Placer County’s new health chief Dr. Robert Oldham saw the trials and tribulations of some of his city’s neediest residents on a near- ...

“Suspicious” fire that destroyed Auburn mobile home under investigation

Nine people escaped safely from flames that consumed a mobile home on the outskirts of Auburn in a fire Thursday night that authorities are describing as “suspicious.” ...

UPDATE: Alleged drug store robber engaged in two capers in a week

Two different Placer County law enforcement agencies are zeroing in on the same suspect — one arresting him on charges of robbing a pharmacy in Granite Bay and the other for ...

North Highlands man escapes major Roseville roll-over unscathed

A visit to the doctor's office is rarely fun, but for David Bunch, a Friday afternoon visit to Roseville was about to get much worse — when an unknown motorist caused his ...

Water issues forum to be held in Rocklin

The League of Women Voters of Placer County will sponsor a free public forum covering California's current water issues from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, inthe Parkview A ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks

With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...