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Beat the heat Saturday and Sunday at 19 local foothill wineries

Besides visiting museums during the seventh annual Placer County Heritage Trail Museum Tour this weekend, residents 21 and over can relax at the fifth annual Placer County Wine ...

Foodies preach benefits of eating Placer County grown

Way before the general public gave deeper thought to the source of their food and began modifying their consumer habits accordingly, Joanne Neft was touting the benefits of local f ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Newcastle Produce rides the farm-to-fork wave

As customers walk through the front doors of the bustling Newcastle Produce on a cold winter day, strong aromas hit them with welcomed warmth, and their exclamation is always the s ...

Woman, 36, to serve 90 days for sex with 16-year-old ex-student

A former Newcastle special-education teacher was ordered Thursday to serve 90 days in Placer County jail on a sex-abuse conviction related to a relationship she admitted having wit ...

New Placer Academy rewards teachers’, families’ perseverance

In the past year, students from a Placer County school went to class at a pizzeria, a grocery store, a living room and a church, as parents and teachers scrambled to continue their ...