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Abandoned in 1949, sisters find each other

Returning to her Cloverdale, Ore., home after going out for shopping and dinner, Ann Bodyfelt spotted the red light on her phone’s answering machine. The message it was sig ...

Furry friends provide support to those in need

From the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut to the stress and angst of finals week at Sacramento State University, friendly dogs in vests ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Placer residents have close encounters of the wild kind

Placer County residents are noticing an increase in wildlife near roads, in livestock fields and even foraging through backyards, causing speculation as to whether or not the droug ...

Holiday DUI violations down in Placer County

Seven law enforcement agencies in the region, working together in an anti-drunken-driving holiday campaign, arrested 57 people between Dec. 13 and Wednesday, including two in Aubur ...

Santa has smooth landing in Auburn

Placer County was one of the last stops that Santa Claus made on his Christmas Eve global journey and, according to several Auburn city officials, he had a successful visit. The N ...

Costs rise to correct South Placer jail boiler blunder

  The costs are rising to replace a set of boilers that were installed at the new South Placer Adult Correctional Facility and then determined to be too expensive to operate. ...

Placer County wine on the way to China?

A couple sharing sweet nothings and a bottle of Wise Villa Winery wine in a Beijing restaurant? A Mumbai family sitting down to dinner with a bottle of wine made in Placer County ...

Placer County real estate leading regional property value uptick

Placer County has emerged from the economic downturn as the regional leader in property value growth, according to State Board of Equalization figures released Monday. With a 6 pe ...

Placer County wants public to weigh in on website revamp

  Placer County government is moving toward unveiling a new look for its website, but it wants feedback from residents before doing a final redesign. As part of the new webs ...