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Placer County jobless rate up marginally

A round of pre-Christmas hiring by retailers has bolstered Placer County’s employment picture but not enough to prevent a marginal dip in the jobless percentage. Statistics ...

Auburn Recreation District mulls Lake Clementine power plant opposition

The Auburn Recreation District will weigh the pros and cons of opposing a hydroelectric plant proposed by a Canadian company for Lake Clementine at the North Fork Dam. The idea of ...

Birdwatchers flocking in Auburn area for Christmas count

The clutches of people walking outdoors scanning trees with binoculars and jotting down notes could be off-putting to some. But one of the organizers of Saturday’s Christmas ...

Media Life: Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” shoots in Placer County

Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” discovers Placer County’s Granite Bay in an upcoming episode of the popular fix-it reality series. In the show’s ...

Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather

Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Mandarins star in Orchard Days tour

Mandarin season is in full swing this month and Mountain Mandarin Growers’ Association growers will host visitors Saturday and Sunday for the last weekend of Orchard Days. T ...

See a Holiday Cabaret

Thursday, Dec. 18 Christmas tree lot benefits Del Oro track and cross country, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Monday through Dec. 23 at Flower Farm, 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road. Fresh ...

Cards for Alexis

Cards for Alexis A little girl with terminal brain cancer needs our help. This will be her last Christmas and as a special gift her family has asked for Christmas cards. Sunrise S ...

Peace officers team to answer Salvation Army kettle call

The donations were more than just a drop in the bucket Tuesday as peace officers were out to raise funds for the Salvation Army red kettle campaign. The California Highway Patrol ...