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Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Lower-density Penryn Orchard development clears hurdle

A dramatic downshift spurred by changing economic realities of the marketplace could soon see houses instead of apartments on a much-debated Penryn parcel. Apartments on the 15-ac ...

Placer County code enforcement on call for weekend event complaints

Placer County code enforcement will now be available for a variety of complaints during weekends and holidays. According to the county, ongoing concerns in unincorporated areas ha ...

Traffic safety partners make plea to motorists: ‘Silence the Distraction’

To save lives and educate all motorists within California, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety, California Hi ...

Placer County 4H Robotics Team competes in FIRST robotics competition

The competitive Placer County 4H Robotics Team did well in the Sacramento regional FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc) competition from March 19 to 21.  The l ...

Placer Water approves raised water-saving levels – with more on way

Placer County Water Agency’s conservation benchmark is now up to 25 percent, with another increase to 30 percent coming soon. The water saving measures follow more than a ye ...

Placer County, Cal Fire union wrangle over funding Ophir station

The Cal Fire firefighters union is in a high-stakes funding wrangle with Placer County as next year’s budget numbers crunch starts to be stepped up. Cal Fire Local 2881 is f ...

Passion for motorcycles leads to Hall of Fame honor

At 84, Neil Fergus has a passion for all-things motorcycle that has never abated. And the rural Auburn resident steps into the unfamiliar spotlight this weekend when he is inducte ...

Nonprofit raises funds for seven schools

A handful of residents have raised at least $300,000 for Loomis schools in the last eight years. That’s through the efforts of the nonprofit Loomis Basin Education Foundati ...

Loomis Relay for Life is this weekend

Courtney McVey, the Relay for Life event lead, hopes more residents decide to participate at Relay for Life this Saturday and Sunday. As of press time Tuesday, nine teams had reg ...