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Ophir concrete batch plant plans quietly disappear

Livingston’s Concrete Service has quietly backed away from plans to build a concrete batch plant in Ophir. As late as 2010, Livingston’s was moving forward through the ...

Rain on way, near-record temperatures departing Auburn, Placer

Rain is back in the forecast, providing more hope that drought conditions that have been parching the Auburn-area foothills and California will ease. According to AccuWeather.com, ...

Placer Water Agency to sell surplus American River water to East Bay MUD

  Placer County Water Agency is moving ahead with the sale of up to 20,000 acre-feet of water from the American River that it doesn’t have the capacity to pump for its ...

Auburn’s lack of listings adds up to sellers’ housing market

  Auburn continues to experience low levels of home inventory for sale, according to area real-estate sales agents. And while that creates a sellers’ market for homeow ...

Noise issues cloud Auburn compatibility study

Residents near Auburn Municipal Airport have spoken up about noise from planes, and Placer County Airport Land Use Commission staff will be providing answers to the board Wednesday ...

Placer County STEM Expo reinvents ‘science fair’

When he set up the first the Placer County STEM Expo in 2011, Executive Director Eric Bull, an associate professor at William Jessup University, hoped it would be an antidote to th ...

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 ...

Placer’s parched Ophir Gardens could get state drought aid

Rita Bainbridge knows the cluster of small cottages near Auburn that she lives in are running out of well water. Bainbridge said she sees the water trucks arrive on a regular basi ...

City Council Brown Act violation alleged

Resident Byron Chapman is “tired” of the city’s disregard for its residents’ rights. So Chapman said he will now report to the district attorney what h ...

IRS reminds parents about eight tax-saving benefits

Sacramento - Your children may help you qualify for valuable tax benefits. Here are eight tax benefits parents should look out for when filing their federal tax returns this y ...