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Ceremony celebrates mandarin orchard preservation

No lot splits. Always destined to stay in agriculture. A 47-acre ranch in the foothills between Auburn and Lincoln that has been producing mandarins since the 1970s was celebrated ...

Rural Placer County mandarin orchard preserved

Rural Placer County mandarin grower Rich Ferreira said he’s seen the land around him slowly gentrified over his lifetime. With deep roots in the soil that grows mandarins, l ...

Frazzled by King Fire smoke, Foresthill looking at biomass energy plant

Armed with funding from several sources, some Foresthill residents are moving forward with a feasibility study on a plant to create electricity from forest fuels. Now they’r ...

Higher Foresthill Bridge railings decrease trash dumping, allow expanded cleanup

An illegal dumpers’ magnet for more than 40 years, the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge has recently installed higher railings - and that has resulted in a significant decreas ...