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PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum ranked 26th in the 30 top higher-ed venues

The Sierra College Natural History Museum has a new honor. The community college’s Rocklin branch museum was ranked 26 out of the 30 top higher-education venues. Sierra Col ...

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Q&A: Grassroots prosperity efforts moving ahead

PlacerSustain is a non-profit group in Placer County working to find economic answers in a sustainable way for the local area. President Jeff Bordelon, an Auburn attorney, said tha ...

Amgen Tour of California to stop in Folsom, Sacramento in 2016

The 2016 Amgen Tour of California’s route details were announced in Folsom Thursday morning to a crowd of more than 100 cyclists, media, and cycling enthusiasts at the Folsom ...

Sweet relief: Storm runoff turns on the American River spigot

If you were one of the hundreds of people on a fork of the American River this weekend, you may have seen a welcome site: Rushing water – and plenty of it. However, while Au ...

Loomis calendar, starting Feb. 4

Thursday, Feb. 4 Coffee Connection is at 8 a.m. at the Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Join the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce for networking and updates ...

Traffic delays expected today, Monday, Feb. 1 in Loomis on Circle Drive at Taylor Road

PG&E will begin testing our natural gas pipeline in Loomis neighborhood. Please read for more information. PGE Circle Drive Loomis Traffic impacts This wor ...

School officials attempt to wrangle social media beast

Like rock n’ roll in its time, social media is here to stay – for good or for ill – which means that a lot of the choices students make online in their free time ...

Spencer Day to bring his originals, standards Feb. 11 to Lincoln

It’s good that Spencer Day was not the best waiter. Being clumsy made him rethink his job options. “I was a mediocre waiter,” Day said this week. “I spill ...

Grittier North Auburn homeless presence raises concerns

A grittier version of Auburn is emerging in recent months, with a hardened brand of homelessness creating concerns for residents and businesses. That’s the scenario that ope ...

Explosive oil-train issue on track for Auburn airing

Could foothills communities be on a collision course with danger from an oil-train explosion? Auburn residents will get an opportunity Thursday to learn about the possible impact ...

Run Rocklin to increase donations to nonprofit organization

Thousands of runners and walkers are expected to participate in a morning trek through city streets at the 13th annual Run Rocklin on April 10 at Johnson-Springview Park. The Matt ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 9, 2006      “The Music of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is an upcoming performance by the Take Note Troupe or TNT, a group of teenage p ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...