Highway 49

Cal Fire plans 55-acre burn under the Foresthill Bridge Thursday

If you see smoke billowing up by the Foresthill Bridge Thursday, don't be alarmed, it's a prescribed burn. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in ...

Beloved herding dog comes home

After surviving a brutal hit-and-run and the following weeks of recovery, Maggie the cattle dog gets to go home. For the past few weeks Maggie was recovering at Loomis Basin Veter ...

Developer: Lawsuit scared Costco away

Could the threat of a lawsuit by a community group have scared Costco away from buying a prime North Auburn site? And did that set the stage for Wal-Mart to ultimately make the dea ...

Lingering 49 Fire questions spark private investigation, possible lawsuit

Frustrated by what they consider an inconclusive probe, some victims of the 49 Fire are looking for answers outside the Cal Fire investigation. A group of them met Wednesday with a ...

49 Fire investigator discusses search for cause

As investigators work to discover the cause of the 49 Fire, Journal readers are assisting. On Friday, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Bill Mendonca, who is the lead investigator for the ...

Fire started here

A Cal Fire battalion chief confirmed Wednesday that the orgin of the fire was at a intersection of Rock Creek Road and Highway 49. However, officials do not yet know the cause of ...

Fire destroys Auburn homes, businesses

A 275-acre blaze that destroyed about 60 structures including homes and businesses in Auburn prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency in Placer County Su ...

Teen led police on high-speed chase down 80

A 14-year-old boy put his young life — and the life of an Auburn father and his 8-year-old daughter — in danger after he led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a truck ...