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Placer coroner: Auburn jail inmate’s death a drug overdose

  Blood tests have determined that Placer County Jail inmate Anthony Skeaton’s death was caused by an accidental drug overdose, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said Frida ...

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

Penryn man held in Salvation Army meat theft

Auburn police arrested a Penryn man Thursday afternoon and were seeking another in connection with the theft of $5,000 worth of frozen beef from the Auburn Salvation Army. Most of ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

Resolution possible in Colored Pencils sex case

  Both sides were said to be close to a potential resolution Thursday in the case of a 15-year-old youth accused of sexually abusing four children at the former Colored Penci ...

LOOMIS BASIN EVENTS: Penryn Oktoberfest this Saturday

SATURDAY Friends of the Del Oro Pool hold The Last Splash pool party from 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Del Oro pool. The event features open swim, relays, live auction and v ...

Loomis man mills up-cycled furniture

A local man is preserving part of Loomis history within each piece of his one-of-a-kind furniture. Three things – the recession, volunteer projects and a “Hallmark dad ...

England’s Warwick U ready to welcome Placer contingent

The University of Warwick is looking forward to welcoming representatives from the Placer County Board of Supervisors to its campus in November, a spokesman for the United Kingdom ...

Auburn’s Champlins to pay back $500,000-plus in elder-fraud case

An Auburn man convicted of theft and elder abuse has been ordered to pay $662,000 in restitution to the woman he stole from – his octogenarian mother. Mark Champlin pleaded ...