Living

Blake joins League of California Community Foundations’ Board

Veronica Blake, chief executive officer of Placer Community Foundation, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the League of California Community Foundations.   In this ...

Assistance League of Greater Placer gives books to Boys & Girls Club

Joan Ashworth, instructor at the Boys & Girls Club, reads one of the 241 new books donated by the Assistance League of Greater Placer. The local book drive was a community serv ...

Don and Marilyn Kurtz celebrate 65 years

Don and Marilyn Kurtz recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Don trained to be a fighter pilot in World War II while Marilyn worked in a factory making gas masks. Th ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker’s newest cuts through the noise

Expatriate Auburnite Brandon Vedder is on his way to playing an integral role in bringing another groundbreaking documentary to the big screen. Working with Pasadena indie filmmak ...

Local troupe happy to take on ‘Misérables’

It all started with a loaf of bread. Though we never see it baked, sliced or eaten, we know that its theft is the reason behind Jean Valjean’s imprisonment in Victor Hugo&rsq ...

Catching up with a seasoned 'sage'

It can be hard following a legend, but Buddy Cage was unfazed. After all, he was a much better pedal steel player than Jerry Garcia ever was. Cage joined the New Riders of the Purp ...

Landscaping: Getting rid of the grass to be green

Auburn resident Ellen Stephens has always loved gardening — and her yard is a reflection of that dedication. “Touching the soil, caring for plants, creating beautiful ...

Much to do with those holiday leftovers

Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks for all that we are so fortunate to have. Family, friends and yes food. There is a lot we can be thankful for, however, this sobering statistic ...

No love lost between Sheriff Boggs and lawbreaker Barter

Placer County is seldom mentioned in the annals of the Old West’s pantheon of lawmen and gun fighters despite the fact that Auburn’s J.C. Boggs was one of the era&rsquo ...

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...