Living

Auburn ranked in Top 100 Best Small Towns

Auburn is now ranked among the elite small towns of the United States, according to Livability.com. The website, known for its community rankings in a variety of categories &ndash ...

Carmel-by-the-Sea continues to weave that magic spell

Who’s up for sharing s’mores on a moonlit, white sand beach? Ever meet a winemaker in a tasting room just steps from the one previously visited? Does a round of serious ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburnite’s Saint Motel in media feeding frenzy

Drummer Greg Erwin and his band Saint Motel continue on a roll that started less than a year ago with signings to major record labels Parlophone and Elektra in Europe and the U.S., ...

History: Gasoline Alley was campground, grocery store and a gas station

Most modern service stations come accompanied by a mini-mart where you can grab a snack, pick up a container of milk and a loaf of bread and even buy a quart of motor oil that you ...

Did you hear the one about the autoharp tuner?

It’s not a harp and there is nothing automatic about it. On the contrary, in talking with Bryan Bowers, the autoharp has to be one of the trickiest musical instruments to tun ...

There’s no mistaking Take Note Troupe's passion

Charlie Chaplin will never be confused with William Shakespeare, but when you look at the latter’s “Comedy of Errors,” considered one of his most farcical works, ...

In Sync Dance is throwing a garden party

While they are hardly “winging it,” this inaugural Dance Party in the Park is definitely a work in progress. After all, for a company that thrives on precision choreogr ...

Congressional Gold Medal glow shines on Auburn fighter ace

Honors – collectively as well as singly – continue to come Auburn’s air ace Bud Anderson’s way. Anderson, who was designated a triple ace for credit to sho ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Learn to recognize the forms of poison oak

Question: I’ve been told that poison oak is not always three shiny leaves with a rust tinge? Is that true?” Answer: Funny you should ask. I personally didn’t th ...

Defensible space landscape is beauty with a purpose

When Dennis Maguire moved to Meadow Vista in the late 1970s, it was to a 1,400-square-foot house on an acre and a half that was mostly dry vegetation. During the three-plus decades ...