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North Auburn animal shelter construction starts

Construction has started on a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn. With completion expected by the end of 2016, heavy equipment was on the B Avenue site Wednesday, cl ...

State drops Placer water saving goal to 32 percent

Placer County Water Agency is now facing a lower conservation standard than the one the state Water Board originally ladled out. The board announced a revised proposal late Tuesda ...

Loomis-area residents comment on Bickford Ranch revisions at MAC meeting

Horseshoe Bar-Penryn area residents may still influence aspects of a pre-approved housing development for southeastern Placer County. Although the Bickford Ranch housing developme ...

Placer High readies for all-class gathering of grads

The memories will be flowing at this summer’s Placer High School all-class reunion. Like the time mischief-making seniors stacked a pile of tires around the Auburn campus&rs ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Uptain to become superintendent of Placer Hills Union School District

After 22 years with the Loomis Union School District (LUSD), Franklin Elementary School Principal Cindy Uptain will take the top position in a nearby school district. In an April ...

Manhunt in North Auburn after threats against Veterans Administration

UPDATE 2:26 p.m. April 28 Threats against the Veterans Administration spurred a manhunt for a Nevada County man and lockdowns in North Auburn this afternoon. Authorities issu ...

Inaugural Bounty of Placer County features local food, wine and art

Proceeds from Saturday’s inaugural “Bounty of Placer County” event will go toward the Loomis Community Preschool’s scholarship fund for families in need, cu ...

Saturday’s concert benefits new Del Oro pool

This summer, a grassroots group hopes to break ground for Del Oro Aquatic Center after four years of holding fundraisers and asking for donations from residents, students and busin ...

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...