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Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Robert Garrison, Newcastle scout leader, was ‘Mr. Nature’

Robert Garrison always sought the input of his Scouts when planning the adventures Troop 13 would embark upon. In the past year, the local troop visited national parks on trips to ...

Newcastle teacher for emotionally disturbed faces sex charges

  Police arrested a Newcastle special education teacher following an investigation into allegations she had sex with a former student during a yearlong relationship that bega ...

Commercial director focuses his lens on Placer County

Placer County is positioning itself to become a hotbed of filming activity, and it’s getting assistance in that realm from Los Angeles-based commercial director Tim Damon. O ...

Unidentified body of baby found in Newcastle is buried in Auburn

AUBURN CA - Without a name or a known past, the body of a baby found near the roadside in Newcastle last summer  has been buried in Auburn. The Placer County Sheriff’s ...