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Last three of four fugitives arrested in Foresthill Friday evening after three-day search

10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 -- Three men who had been on the run from law enforcement in the rugged terrain four miles east of Foresthill since Wednesday afternoon, were captured ...

Call to Readers: Podcasts of Placer County

Have a podcast or know someone who does in Placer County? We're hoping to publish a story to share some of the local podcast activity with readers. You can contact gust@goldco ...

Strong snowpack, storage spurs move to bottle up restrictions

With drought-busting snow high in the Sierra and water deepening their mountain reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency officials are looking to the s ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Seventh-Day Adventist breakfast ends after homeless increase

The Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church will no longer host a free breakfast on Saturdays before church services due to an increase in homeless attendees who made families feel uns ...

Foresthill undaunted as deputies continue search

Kids played chess and made pink snowflakes on an otherwise quiet Thursday morning at the Foresthill library. Community members browsed shelves while outside, a manhunt co ...

LOOKING BACK column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Feb. 16, 2006      A Memorial Mass was planned for Henry William Scherer, 89, the firs ...

“Shrek the Musical Jr.” to be presented at Placer Elementary School in February

Placer Elementary School presents “Shrek the Musical Jr.” the last week of February. This fun show is for all ages. Shows are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Feb 26 and 2 p.m ...

Lenten services begin Feb. 10 at Hope Lutheran Church

“The Ironies of Lent” will be the theme for Lenten services at Hope Lutheran Church in Penryn.  Services will be held each Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m. Feb ...

Penryn population corrected on town sign

Sometimes, it’s the little things. For Penryn resident Donna Delno, it was incorrect information on the Penryn sign on I-80. Penryn resident Bayford Butler said the populat ...

Loomis Library will hold open house

Loomis residents who are curious about the town library, but can’t visit during regular hours, will have a chance next week to explore the book shelves after work. A Loomis ...

PG&E opens 'smart' electrical nerve center in Placer County

It’s a dark and stormy night. There’s a snap as wood gives way to wind. A branch crashes down onto a power line in Auburn. Someone’s lights go out. Moments lat ...

Sierra College Natural History Museum ranked 26th in the 30 top higher-ed venues

The Sierra College Natural History Museum has a new honor. The community college’s Rocklin branch museum was ranked 26 out of the 30 top higher-education venues. Sierra Col ...

March toward June primary election starts in Placer

Placer County Supervisors Jennifer Montgomery, Jim Holmes and Kirk Uhler have signaled their intentions of running for re-election in the June 7 primary election. The three incumb ...

Q&A: Grassroots prosperity efforts moving ahead

PlacerSustain is a non-profit group in Placer County working to find economic answers in a sustainable way for the local area. President Jeff Bordelon, an Auburn attorney, said tha ...