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DA warns of unlicensed contractors

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is warning the public to keep an eye out for con artists when hiring for work around the house. The case that sparked these warning ...

CHP putting on zero tolerance sweep on cell phone, text use

The first annual Sacramento region zero tolerance campaign, aimed at citing drivers who are distracted by cell phone chat or text, is being conducted throughout Sacramento region t ...

Workshop teaches Scandinavian dance

A workshop on Schottis, a Scandinavian dance, will be held from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, upstairs at the Masonic Hall, located 956 ½ Lincoln Way in Auburn. There will be ...

Obama still has work to do

Re: “Obama worst since Carter” by Robert Moggridge (Reader Input, July 22). Let’s take a moment to list some accomplishments of the Obama administration and things that need ...

Use vintage recipe to preserve figs

Learn how to preserve figs using a 100-year-old recipe during a community education program hosted by the Placer County Museums department. The free program starts at 10 a.m. Satur ...

Placer Theatre Academy puts its own twist on 'Oz'

A trip down the yellow brick road is fast approaching for the Placer Theatre Academy. After spending their summer vacation immersed in all things Emerald City, a group of local stu ...

Placer High alumni plan picnic

A picnic for 1940s graduates of Placer High School in Auburn is planned for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Auburn Recreation Park. All 1940s alumni and guests have been in ...

President is good at photo ops

Re: the letter from Bob and Ginny Mock praising the president’s response to the gulf oil disaster (Reader Input, July 15): The president has done an awful job. He has not rallie ...

Whooping cough spike in Placer County spurs vaccination call

Whooping cough cases in Placer County have more than tripled so far this year compared to the same period last year. With the spike in a disease that puts newborns at the greatest ...

President is a strong leader

We believe that our president is showing that he can truly lead. He is questioning the army general who has been unduly critical of him and he is calling him to task for that. Also ...

Local cookbook serving up 'Real Food'

Placer County is extraordinarily edible. Joanne Neft and Laura Kenny spent each Monday in 2009 creating and serving dinner for eight in Neft’s Auburn home. Neft, a longtime agri ...

Auburn home invasion, armed robbery reveal drug's attractions and dangers

The wake-up calls are jarring for Placer County communities when it comes to the spread of OxyContin abuse. In Rocklin, it was the morning when the letters on the high school’s ...

Buddhist relics on display at First Congregational Church in Auburn

A collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist masters will be presented by the Maitreya Project July 9 through 11 at the First Congregational Church, located at 71 ...

Exit Afghan war immediately

Does any intelligent person out there honestly believe that when we finally exit the Afghan cesspool we will leave anything behind other than an ignorant, illiterate, fanatical, op ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...