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Interstate 80 in Newcastle to close in both directions overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 80 will be closed overnight in both directions in south Placer County as crews raise th ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Studies on biochar indicate potentially promising uses as a soil amendment

Question: I am a well-read gardener living in Colfax, writing to ask your opinion of the new hot topic in gardening: biochar.  For years I read that aerated compost tea was go ...

County library director to recommend closing Loomis Library

Whether the Loomis Library closes is now up to the Placer County Board of Supervisors. That’s according to Placer County director of library services Mary George. On Mo ...

Del Oro High School grad named “Sailor of the Year”

A graduate of Del Oro High School was recently named the recipient of a prestigious military award, according to a U.S. Naval Air Force Reserve representative.  Petty Officer ...

Franklin Elementary hosts 15th annual family reading night Monday

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Franklin Elementary School will host its 15th annual Family Reading Night from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. The event, open to the public, w ...

Dorothy and her friends visit Loomis on March 7

Greentree Children’s Ballet Company will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at Del Oro Theater at 7 p.m. March 7. Greentree Children’s Ballet Company is a nonprofi ...

Do you need to visit DMV to renew your drivers license?

Ask DMV: Questions and Answers for February 2015 The DMV is now using TouchScreen technology to administer the driver knowledge exam. How is it different from the written version? ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Identity Theft a Major Concern on the IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid

    The Internal Revenue Service today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time, one of the year’s “Dirty ...