Newcastle

Logging truck has wheelie big problem as load shifts in Newcastle

NEWCASTLE - Traffic was slowed Thursday when a load of logs shifted backward, leaving the logging truck’s cab tilted with its front wheels in the air on Highway 193 in Newcas ...

Local middle schools run for title

More than 400 young athletes hit the Del Oro High School track May 21 in a competition to show that there’s more to running a race than just winning. Competing in the Loomi ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Man in Newcastle threatens murder, resists arrest

A man was taken into custody by Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday afternoon in Newcastle after yelling at passing cars, threatening to kill customers inside a ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

Robert Garrison, Newcastle scout leader, was ‘Mr. Nature’

Robert Garrison always sought the input of his Scouts when planning the adventures Troop 13 would embark upon. In the past year, the local troop visited national parks on trips to ...

Lack of rain raises Placer County wildland fire concerns

  Timing is everything. And for a rural neighborhood along Highway 193 in Newcastle, a fire sparked Thursday by a power line brushing tree branches overhead was early enough ...

Signs of comfort, support for Del Oro, Newcastle in crash deaths

  Del Oro High School and Newcastle Elementary Charter school, along with the community, have inched toward healing after two teen girls were killed in a sport-utility vehicl ...