Master Gardeners host Mother's Day tour

Local gardening aficionados can tour six exceptional properties on Mother’s Day, enjoying area plants at the height of spring bloom. The Placer County Master Gardeners’ 2011 t ...

Gaines bests Campanale in 4th District Assembly special election

Republican Beth Gaines was on her way to a special election win against Assembly District 4 opponent Dennis Campanale on Tuesday. Gaines had secured a comfortable 10-percentage-po ...

Bin Laden’s dead but Auburn residents say their guard’s still up

Osama bin Laden is dead and Auburn-area residents say they’re relieved to see one of America’s arch-enemies go. Pat Ryan, Placer County group leader for Operation:MOM, descri ...

Throw the big one back, then go get your trophy

When he initially set the hook and cried “fish on,” I thought Auburn’s Dale Milam was snagged. We were drifting quickly downstream and the rod was so doubled over that it see ...

I-80/SR 65 Interchange project moves ahead

Some residents are still reeling from the idea the Taylor Road interchange could go away with a new construction project to improve the Interstate 80/State Route 65 interchange. ...

Del Oro earns state honor

Fans of Del Oro High School have always believed it’s an outstanding school. Now it’s official. Del Oro has been named a 2011 California Distinguished School – the only high ...

Six months after the fire

Six months after a blaze tore through the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, crews are making progress on getting the mall fully opened by fall. But some questions remain unanswer ...

Mountain lion reports in Weimar-Eden Valley area

Warmer weather is heating up reports of mountain-lion sightings. One sighting April 6 in the Weimar-Eden Valley area spurred Weimar Hills school officials to alert parents. A resi ...

Davis death of Auburn student remains under review

The Yolo County Coroner’s Office is now looking into blood toxicology results in the death of a UC Davis student from Auburn. Yolo County Chief Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said ...

Placer to Kings: Goodbye or good riddance?

While the name still says Sacramento Kings, many of the team’s players have made their home in the gated, upscale communities dotting the foothills of Placer County. And for the ...