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Open-container ban on tap for Placer County

Crack a cold one in a Placer County park or on the street? Face a citation. By March, Placer County sheriff’s deputies will have the authority to bottle up alcohol consumpti ...

Transient stabbed in random North Auburn attack

A seemingly random stabbing of a homeless man in North Auburn is being investigated by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. The incident was reported to authorities early Tue ...

Media Life: California’s Auburn has plenty of company

Auburn. Think of the name for a moment. Not necessarily the word itself. Say it and hear how it sounds. It rolls easily off the tongue. It’s short and sweet. And there&rsqu ...

A new path for Lance Armstrong leads to Auburn

A lightning rod in cycling circles, Lance Armstrong will be pounding the Western States 100 endurance run trail this Saturday. But while no one’s stopping Armstrong from tak ...

Western States 100 lets Gordy Ainsleigh run

Gordy Ainsleigh’s feet look like veined, swollen sausages but they did their job this weekend. Given a second chance to qualify for the Western States 100 – the ultram ...

Tibetan monks tour Journal, bless press room

Four of the six visiting Tibetan Buddhist monks and members of Sierra Friends of Tibet toured the Auburn Journal offices on Thursday. “This is a place where creative though ...

Town Council passes ban on growing marijuana

Thanks to Gov. Jerry Brown, the pressure is off the Loomis Town Council to pass a local ordinance prohibiting the of growing marijuana. Brown signed a law Feb. 3 that eliminates t ...

Placer wine ordinance update bottled up for now

The lengthy process for new rules for Placer County wineries is getting longer. With the potential for challenges to the adequacy of the environmental analysis in a negative decla ...

Placer buys 40 acres west of Hidden Falls Regional Park

More land has been bought by Placer County as part of its Hidden Falls Regional Park expansion. The 39.7 acre property is located west of Hidden Falls park and adjacent to Garden ...

Penryn Fire District failing financially

Penryn firefighter Edgar Olineka is worried. Olineka, a seven-year veteran of the Penryn Fire Protection District and a Loomis resident, likes his job and the community but has co ...

Placer County supervisors getting 2 percent raise

Placer County’s five supervisors will be getting a 2 percent raise in their next paycheck. It will be their first since voters approved a measure on the 2014 ballot hiking ...

Green, yellow, red signs to show Placer County eatery safety

A safe dinner out just got easier to predict in Placer County. Green placards will initially be going up in the next few weeks near the entrances to 1,600 restaurants, school cafe ...

Tom Rigney and Flambeau grace stage Tuesday

Expect plenty of high-energy music transcending several genres when Tom Rigney and Flambeau perform Tuesday at the Orchard Creek Ballroom. “It will be the usual eclectic mi ...

Tom Rigney and Flambeau grace stage Tuesday

Expect plenty of high-energy music transcending several genres when Tom Rigney and Flambeau perform Tuesday at the Orchard Creek Ballroom. “It will be the usual eclectic mi ...

New in Old Town Auburn: Sierra Grill Old Town opens to much fanfare

On Monday, after several months of preparation – and anticipation – the stove was lit and the staff was fired up and ready for business at Sierra Grill Old Town. The ...