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Ask the Master Gardener: Control fire blight as soon as it appears

Question: My Aristocrat pear tree’s leaves started to turn black in May, as did the branches that held them. And many blooms also looked burned.  What is wrong and how d ...

Gold Country Writers launch mentor program

Every writer dreams of the best seller. But how many would be happy with a little help in self-publishing? Enter the Gold Country Writers Mentor Program. “We have a lot of ...

Local poet William O'Daly inspired by works of Pablo Neruda

In high school, William O’Daly was very much into political science. “Anything that could explain to me the meaning of community, how they work, what matters to the p ...

Hall Graduates from Colby-Sawyer College

Austin Hall of Auburn graduated from Colby-Sawyer College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science on May 9. Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive college that inte ...

Martinsen to graduate from Whitman College

Tabor Martinsen, of Meadow Vista, is graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. Martinsen, a 2011graduate of Sacramento Waldorf School, received a Bachelor of Arts ...

Milthorpe initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

HED: Milthorpe initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Patricia Milthorpe of Auburn was recently initiated at California State University, Sacramento into The Honor Society of ...

Walther initiated into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Richard Walther of Colfax was recently initiated at University of California, Davis into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate ...

Sypnieskis celebrate 50 years

Bob and Fran Sypnieski of Auburn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 19. A reception was held at their home on June 27, hosted by their children with dinner and danci ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Kiwanis tours food closet, present check

From left, Laird Smith, President of the Auburn Kiwanis, presents Sandy Bassett of the Interfaith Food Closet with a check for $500 to help continue the work it is doing. Members o ...

Students recognized for outstanding achievement, service

The Auburn Association of University Women recently honored their scholarship recipients, graduating students who were recognized for outstanding scholarship, achievement and servi ...

Photographer Minkin captures Grateful Dead in their element

Bob Minkin has been a Deadhead since he was 13. The Brooklyn native scored tickets to his first show in 1974, when he was 15, only to see it rained out and postponed. “I co ...

Mel Brooks’ musical 'The Producers' mellows over time

Unlike Max Bialystock, the producers of Sierra Stages’ version of “The Producers” don’t want their production to fail. In fact, they’re hoping for ful ...

‘The Ingenious Judge Dee’ follows law and order in the Tang Dynasty

A double homicide, a “reluctant” corpse and a bride poisoned on her wedding night. It’s CSI: China and it’s brought to you courtesy of  Hock Tjoa and e ...

Young Musicians Showcase features original works from the 21-and-under set

If you’ve ever wished you could have seen your favorite musical act “before they got big,” you may want to check this out. The Young Musicians Showcase will featu ...