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Media Life: Cool, quintuple killer left mark on Placer crime annals

In the world of high crimes and misdemeanors, baby-faced quintuple killer Ray Latshaw tops an ignominious list in Placer County. The recent retirement of District Attorney Brad Fe ...

Local students construct robots for competition

High school students who like technology, robotics or video games can try their hand at creating a technologically advanced game of their own. The students on the South Placer Robo ...

Preserve your right to be heard

We’re all familiar with the tale of the Maytag repairman, waiting by the phone, hoping for a service call. The workers at the Auburn election poll at Stella Irving Hall where I ...

Placer County employee arrested on embezzlement charge

A Placer County employee was arrested today on a felony embezzlement charge. Robert Louis Ott Sr., 62, a transportation supervisor with Placer County, was booked into Placer County ...

Looking Back

50 YEARS AGO (Nov. 4, 1960 Issue) The Placer County Board of Supervisors signed contracts to begin a $46,000 Loomis Basin Master Plan for drainage, sewage and specific land use. Th ...

Medicinal marijuana grower: Prop. 19 poorly written, won’t help patients

The buds are sprouting at George Miller’s medicinal marijuana grow, located on property on an isolated hillside somewhere between Auburn and Colfax. They’re sending the sweeti ...