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Sign up for free cell phone emergency alerts

 Since last August, all Placer County residents can receive free emergency alerts from area law-enforcement on their mobile phones and through emails. While emergency alerts ...

Crackdown on thrill-seekers under Auburn's Foresthill Bridge

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind this weekend, however, are Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Auburn’s Foresthill Bridge catwalk lures trespassers, daredevils

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind, however, are Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Stolen-auto driver flees in North Auburn

A passenger was held at gunpoint by a deputy while a driver of a stolen car fled into the night Sunday in North Auburn. The incident took place Sunday evening along Shale Ridge Ro ...

No big snow, no World Cup event for Placer County

A world-class winter sports event in Placer County has fallen victim to the foibles of Mother Nature, namely not enough snow. And the National Weather Service is projecting little ...

Funds needed to begin construction of Del Oro aquatic center

If $150,000 can be raised this year, Del Oro High School may see construction begin on its new aquatic center, according to school district officials.  Before plans for the $ ...

State tax watchdog foresees 7.5-cent-a-gallon gas tax rollback

Auburn motorists could join drivers around California sharing in the benefit of a soon-to-be-enacted gas-tax decrease, the state Board of Equalization’s Auburn area represent ...

North Auburn Wal-Mart still a go as Costco falters

With Costco taking its plans for a site in North Auburn off the table, what now Wal-Mart? According to both the Arkansas corporate giant and Placer County, a 155,000-square-foot s ...

Hikers find body below Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

Hikers found the body of a man below the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn on Friday, bringing to 72 the number of people believed to have plunged off the span. The body was discovere ...

Loomis school district gears up for kindergarten sign-ups

The Loomis Union School District will hold registration sign-ups during the month of March for children who will enter kindergarten in the fall. Kindergarten is an important pr ...