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Assured flows keep American River whitewater rafting afloat in drought

Assured flows from upstream reservoirs are providing the promise of an active rafting season for American River whitewater outfitters – even in the face of a fourth year of d ...

New North Auburn shopping center close to breaking ground

Six months after gaining Placer County approvals to develop a new North Auburn shopping center, its developer is close to gaining OKs necessary to break ground. The Willow Creek S ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

North Auburn senior center targets mid-year move

With more clarity from Placer County this week, the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center is targeting mid-2015 to be in a new location, the organization’s board president said W ...

Costco pullout leaves North Auburn Senior Center plans uncertain

Costco’s about face on a North Auburn store has left the Auburn Multipurpose Senior Center’s moving plans up in the air. The Issaquah, Wash. retail corporation made th ...

State tax watchdog foresees 7.5-cent-a-gallon gas tax rollback

Auburn motorists could join drivers around California sharing in the benefit of a soon-to-be-enacted gas-tax decrease, the state Board of Equalization’s Auburn area represent ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart still a go as Costco falters

With Costco taking its plans for a site in North Auburn off the table, what now Wal-Mart? According to both the Arkansas corporate giant and Placer County, a 155,000-square-foot s ...

Loomis event Feb. 20 supports Wellness Within programming

All net proceeds from the “One World Food and Dance Festival on Feb. 20 will benefit Wellness Within programming and the ability to offer free services. Wellness Within is&n ...

Truly Random and Sweet Thangs Sweet Shop ribbon cutting was Wednesday

A Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for the new owner of Truly Random and her addition of candy at Sweet Thangs Sweet Shop was Wednesday. Gigi MacTaggart is the new ...

Costco terminates option on North Auburn store site

Costco has opted out of its option to develop a store on a North Auburn parcel owned by Placer County. The Issaquah, Wash.-based retail giant had been working for almost two years ...

Costco pulls out of Placer County, North Auburn store talks

Updated 10 a.m. Feb. 10.Costco has pulled out of negotiations to locate a warehouse store on a site owned by Placer County in North Auburn. In a brief statement, the county said: ...

Former Loomis mayor Calvert sues political action group

Former Loomis Mayor Sandra Calvert is suing a political action group, saying its defamatory campaign ad lost her the 2014 election. Sandra Calvert filed a lawsuit in Sacrament ...

The Village at Loomis project stirs mixed reactions from community

While many Loomis residents are excited by potential development in the town’s center, others say the town’s makeup and values are being challenged.  Several resi ...

Warm, dry winter sees unseasonable mosquito activity

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District reports an increase in calls from Placer County residents, especially on the western border, where mosquito activity has increase ...