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Ask the Master Gardener: Rototilling does more harm than good in the garden

Question:  I always rototill the ground every spring before I plant my vegetable garden — and almost always have great results. Of course, I always plow in fully aged ma ...

Bear River program nurtures green thumbs

With a harvest of onions, lettuce and other vegetables, Bear River High School completed a successful return of horticulture to the campus. Students and faculty of the 2014-2015 ...

Girl Scouts, Troop 782, Court of Awards

Girl Scout Troop 782 recently held a Court of Awards to present badges earned in the past three months. The scouts were awarded their remaining five Daisy petals to show the comple ...

Former Auburn pastor one step closer to the title of World Champion of Public Speaking

Former Auburn pastor Donny Crandell took first place at the Toastmasters District 39 Speech Contest earlier this month in Sacramento, earning him the privilege to compete on Aug. 1 ...

Picture perfect means having the right frame in mind

For 19 years, Kelli Fortenbaugh Lopopolo operated High Street Gallery in Downtown Auburn. She recently moved her shop to Meadow Vista and renamed it Sierra Art Services. The Colf ...

Brazen Americana theft hits Placer County garage shrine

A 10-foot tall monument to the early days of the automobile has been unbolted and stolen from a Loomis front yard in a brazen case of Americana theft. Made public this week by the ...

New Eagle Scout Cratty remembers pitching his first tent

What was your favorite Scouting activity? My favorite Scouting activities are hiking and cycling.  Which of the twelve characteristics of the Scout law would you say best de ...

Cesar initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Robyn Cesar of Lincoln was recently initiated at California State University, Sacramento into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective colle ...

Rocklin author Nanci Lee Woody's first novel’s a winner

When Nanci Lee Woody set out to write her first novel, she turned to her husband for help. After all, they had written a musical together. But it wasn’t his professional inpu ...

Corona makes Dean’s list at Biola

Eric Corona of Lincoln was placed on the Dean’s List at Biola University. Students who make the list are those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 1 ...