Living

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 ...

Thriving through art

Art wasn’t just a hobby for Dana Ross, it was a means of escape. “I was a woman with no voice, who had been married for 30 years,” Ross said. “All I knew w ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Auburnites not alone in Joe's woes

Love Trader Joe’s? If so, you’re not alone. Like many Auburnites, residents from small towns and cities all over the country are clamoring for the laid back and quirky ...

Bringing Irish traditions stateside

Oisin Mac Diarmada’s Irish musical ability is so polished, it landed him a wife.. “He stole my heart through fiddle playing,” Samantha Harvey, Mac Diarmada&rsquo ...

'Sinatra: a Retrospective' a tribute to a legend turning 100

When referring to “Ol’ Blue Eyes” around musician Dale Head, you’re going to have to be more specific. The firefighter, trumpet player and vocalist has the ...

I'll be home for the 'Holidays in Hicksville'

Dan Hicks has been setting stages ablaze with or without his “Hot Licks” for half a century. After being diagnosed with liver cancer last year, Hicks has slowed down, ...

So many ways to make the most of the season

If you are one of the handful of Auburn residents who missed this year’s light parade, have no fear. There is plenty more holiday merry-making to be had. Some events are for ...

They number nearly 100 but sing with 'One Voice'

One Voice, the Auburn based ecumenical choir and performing arts group numbers at almost a 100.  Founder and artistic director Jean Sawyer carries 27 years of experience cond ...

Following the Voice with Colla Voce

Janine Dexter, director of Colla Voce, seeks to do exactly what the arts non-profit organization is named for. “Colla Voce means ‘follow the voice,’” Dexte ...

Puttin' down the cookie

My name is Tricia, and I’m a sugar addict. I don't know exactly when it began. My mother tells me that I was three when the dentist said to lay off the candy bars becaus ...

Placer County Pearl Harbor survivor, 95, recalls attack

The birthday in December is important. It’s Dec. 12 and Weimar’s Joe Mariani will turn 96. What’s his secret? “Maybe I got pickled in the Navy from drink ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Crispin Cider plant stays in Colfax with Jerry Brown’s help

Crispin Cider in Colfax is drinking in the sweet taste of success after an infusion of $1 million in state funding provided a fix for an Interstate 80 overcrossing  issue. Th ...