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Follow Nevada County’s example to improve our own library services

At our county domes on Fulweiler Street, a Placer County citizen recently made a public appeal to save the Meadow Vista library, which was being threatened with closure. A supervis ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

Celebrate Placer County’s bounty

One of the great things I get to do as a Placer County supervisor is help to promote all of the great things our region has to offer. At our Oct. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, m ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Media Life: Auburn autumn entertainment options abound

While the weather has been cooler of late, the start of the fall means Auburn-area venues are turning up the heat on entertainment choices. The State Theatre leads the way as it m ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Oct. 13, 2005      Flags were hanging at half mast at the Rocklin Police Depar ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Recovery happens this month and every month

At our Sept. 1st board meeting, my fellow county supervisors and I approved a resolution declaring September 2015 as Mental Health, Alcohol, & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. N ...

Love lies waiting – a true story of crow companions

Research has shown that crows and their cousins, the ravens, to be the smartest birds in the world.  They can solve problems and make and use tools.  They don’t jus ...

Community gardens in Placer County grow with grant funds

Many different items come before the Board of Supervisors, some of which deal with sensitive issues that require the board to make difficult decisions.   While making these ...

Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

Tips for buying or selling a home in California

When it comes to California real estate, there are plenty of laws and rules related to the buying or selling of a house.   However, anyone who has ever purchased real estate ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Aug. 25, 2005      Del Oro High School was a buzz of activity as the new school year b ...