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Teen bears lose some cuteness

I’m beginning to feel like Goldilocks. The mama bear and her three cubs are back, but the cubs are now big teenagers. Living on the canyon has its risks, but I’m half afraid th ...

Foothills Bowl on the auction block because of owner’s $4.62 million debt

The Foothills Bowl in Auburn is in danger of getting bowled over by debt. Owned for more than four decades by Kimberly-Oregon Realty, located in Rancho Santa Fe, the popular 24-la ...

George Yamasaki, 105, left his mark on the landscape of Auburn, Placer County

Looking over a lifetime that spanned 105 years, George Yamasaki’s last days were spent at his hillside Auburn home overlooking the Sacramento Valley surrounded by loving family a ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

Get behind effort to purchase Bruin Ranch

So, do you think you’d enjoy having 2,300 acres of oak woodland as your playground for hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, birding and riding… all just north of Downtown Auburn? ...

Amgen Tour of California will include Auburn, Foresthill Bridge

Auburn and the Foresthill Bridge have made it onto the Amgen Tour of California map. Tour organizer AEG Sports revealed route details of the epic bike race’s May 16 first stage ...

Barry's innocence was stolen by ruling

The French gave us the Statue of Liberty, but we can’t let Remi Barry play basketball for Del Oro high school! The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) motto reads, “C ...

Auburn’s rescued Miracle Kid arrives from Haiti

SACRAMENTO – Claire, Auburn’s Miracle Kid, arrived from Haiti on Thursday to a joyfully tumultuous, emotional reception. A 7-year-old Haitian orphan had been adopted by an Aubu ...

Obama has 'odd sense of compassion'

Please consider this about the health care reform issue: The man who must ultimately approve of any reform, Barack Hussein Obama, has, shall we say, an odd sense of compassion. Thi ...

Wild weather week brings new blast of wind, rain, snow to Auburn, foothills, Sierra

Two storms down. Two to go. Auburn and the foothills were buffeted by a second strong storm surge today, with as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain falling in some areas and s ...

Storm moves in: Placer County offers pointers to get through the worst of it

The Auburn area held up well Monday under the first of a series of heavy rain and wind storms expected to roar through the foothills this week. The rain started coming down in shee ...

Golden Eagles fly away with Arnett championship

Del Oro High School Golden Eagles Aaron Hendricks, Remi Barry, Chris Ross, Luke Cochran, Garrett Penney, Chris Konen, Spencer Butterfield, Quincy Shelby, Jon Root, Derek Ainsworth ...

Watch out for bogus call scam

At the beginning of December, I received the first of four threatening calls from a “collection agency” out of New York. The telephone number is (917) 668-9395. Each time the c ...

Doesn't like Obama's Afghanistan plan

I find it interesting that the platform that Obama stood on as far as removing troops has been completely knocked out from under him. Now he decides to send more troops into Afgh ...

Tripping the flight fantastic: Starlings perform sky aerobatics over Newcastle

The first of the flock starts flying in around 4 p.m. and an hour later mass movements of starlings darken portions of the sky as they soar and swoop in formation over a rural New ...