Olympics

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Roseville complex welcomes 562 youth swimmers for Western Zone

The parking lot at the Roseville Aquatics Complex was full of cars and RVs on Wednesday, and it will be again Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They included license plates from Nevad ...

Gold medalist Summer Sanders gets very close to varicose veins campaign

In childhood innocence, Summer Sanders referred to varicose veins as “very close veins.” Now a mother of two, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Roseville has gro ...

U.S. bid for 2022 Winter Olympics goes under

Any hope of the 2022 Winter Olympics being held at Squaw Valley were quashed Tuesday afternoon after the U.S. Olympic Committee decided it will hold off on placing a bid for the ga ...

Son passes on his father’s Olympic torch memories

Auburn resident Jay Jacobs doesn’t have to look far to see a piece of Olympic history up close and personal. Jacobs has a framed picture of his father, Jim Jacobs, who was Aubu ...