foothills

9,000 lose power after car splinters high-voltage pole

A car left the road and slammed head-on Tuesday into a power pole on Ophir Road, snapping the support for a 60,000 kilovolt transmission line feeding thousands of foothills homes. ...

Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Tarantulas scour foothills with sense of purpose

It’s tarantula mating season in the foothills. For some, that means an opportunity to venture out for a rare sighting of the reclusive giant of the arachnid world as the spider r ...

Lacrosse clubs sticking with it

The Woodcreek High and Sierra Foothills lacrosse clubs start each game with a face-off, but together, they’re expanding the sport in the foothills. Each club was started in the ...