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Media Life: Auburn’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’

Merry Christmas Auburn. And what better gift to give on such a joyous day than to drop an Auburncentric reworking of the Yuletide classic “The 12 Days of Christmas” int ...

Santa leads double life as sports official

You’d better not pout. You’d better not cry. You’d better not elbow your opponent during a battle under the basket.   Santa may just blow the whistle o ...

Miniature world makes Auburn woman’s Christmas joyous

Imagine a world in miniature that bustles with activity, glistens with a nostalgic glow and lights up with Christmas spirit at the touch of a switch. Every year, Auburn’s Ma ...

Ho ho holiday eggnog pancakes pack a spice-filled punch

Let me start by saying Happy holidays to you all and may the New Year bring you prosperity and happiness. As for the food ... “Tis the season” of spices and sweets. ...

Auburn's front porch revels in Christmas

Gail and Tom Wangler, owners of The Front Porch in Old Town, are more than just shopkeepers, they’re artisans, so when it’s time to decorate the gift shop for a new sea ...

Fans wait hours for the 'Star Wars' movie premier

The parking lot at Regal Cinemas Auburn 10 was filled to bursting with cars Thursday evening and a line of Star Warriors (also known as “Star Wars” fans) snaked around ...

Support, concern over possible hotel for Old Town

Old Town business owners are excited about the possibility of a new hotel in the historic district but also have concerns about the noise and loss of parking during construction an ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Jam session blossoms into ‘Night of Giving’

The charitable tradition at Grass Valley’s hospitality house began with a simple jam session. Mikail Graham organized a small concert at his bar, Cooper’s, with a few ...

Positively Hip

A budding Auburn hip hop artist is taking the genre and turning it on its head.  Armed with positive lyrics and catchy instrumentals, Joseph Torres, also known as Dangerous J ...

Rusty Buckets polish up on standards for Christmas show

Auburn is a city packed with many a holiday tradition, from The Festival of Lights Parade to the tree lighting ceremony. A tradition going into its fourth year is “A Very Jer ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Beet terrine gives health boost that’s hard to beat

It‘s hard to beat beets for their bountiful benefits. Beets are not only delicious, they are packed  with vital nutrients to nourish your body. They can help lower blood ...

Crafty ladies turn talents to greeting cards

When her grandson joined the Navy, Liz Mora began sending him her homemade greeting cards. When he returned on leave he told her that he’d saved every one because they were s ...