Living

Monarch butterfly considered for endangerment status

As January drew to a close, the public comment portion of the US Department of Fish and Wildlife’s year-long study on endangerment status for the monarch butterfly has ended ...

Todd Snider’s hard working and happy

Todd Snider once said he wanted every song he wrote “to be sad and funny … vulnerable and entertaining … personal and universal at the same time.” Looking ...

Music, deep from the heart of Austin

The Jon Dee Graham tree, if you will, has branches that stretch over the musical landscape. From the L.A. punk of John Doe and Exene Cervenka to the rootsy folk of Patty Griffin an ...

Comfort music

Despite the fact that she was born and raised in South Sacramento, Nancy Blue wanted to be a country singer. And I reckon she was. From the largest country dance club in Sacramento ...

Chicago comedy troup ‘Second’ to none

Somewhere along the line you found out about The Second City. Maybe it was the ’70s, when the sudden fame of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray brought ...

Auburn chamber toasts vintner stance on Placer County rule revamp

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is backing vintners in proposed rule changes attempting to balance a Placer County quest for a flourishing winemaking industry with ongoing concerns ...

Kitchen gadgets that make the cut

Creating food magic in the kitchen takes a competent preparer and good ingredients. But utensils, gadgets and gizmos have a role, too. And anyone who likes to cook has a few favori ...

Supporting Patton, surprising Churchill

Burma to Saipan. 3,277 miles or 5,274 kilometers. That’s how far away Noall Bybee has come from making it all of the way around the globe. Bybee, 93, served as an enginee ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

Dogs who dine are legally welcome at Auburn eateries

Dogs are having their day in 2015 with a new California law that OKs them to legally accompany people to restaurants. With a few important caveats, canines are allowed to be broug ...