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Canyon Creek Bridge near Auburn spans water, time

Rustic and solid, a new wooden bridge spanning scenic Canyon Creek in the American River canyon below Auburn is ready for crossing. The bridge is the product of a joint effort by ...

Thousands of homeowner solutions at Auburn Home Show

The Auburn Home Show is attracting thousands to the Gold Country Fairgrounds this weekend, providing solutions and answers to homeowner questions. Throw in some nifty knickknack g ...

'Calendar Girls' brings writer to tears, laughter

An extraordinary production of Tim Firth’s play “Calendar Girls,” going on now at State Theatre, is billed as dazzlingly funny, shamelessly sentimental and utterl ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Crystal Bowersox finds balance in stardom, parenthood

In a recent interview with Joan Armatrading, we discussed whether Joni Mitchell would survive such an ordeal as the American Idol process of elimination. At the time, Joan said no ...

‘Iolanthe, a Fairy Fantasy’ brings merriment and mayhem for all ages

OK kids move over, you’ve had your turn. No, this isn’t a “let us big folks show you how it’s done” moment. It’s more of “hey, that look ...

Barnett, Newlon have no boundaries for their music

He brings the experience of barbershop quartets and musical theater to the mix. She’s played a variety of woodwinds and sung choir. Throw in a little of the late ’70s A ...

Rosie Stilwell refines the art of volunteering

It was about the time that Rosie Stilwell became an “empty nester’ that her interest in the arts went from casual observer to “mover and shaker.” A charter ...

The Food Dude: Salmon, one of the most versatile and healthy ingredients

The connection between seafood and health is undeniable, yet information available to consumers can be confusing and conflicting. Doctors, nutritionists and federal agencies reco ...

General Gomez was but one brand of Auburn’s hometown cigars

It’s been a while since I’ve smelled cigar smoke or seen a man puffing on a panatela, but there was a time before the Surgeon General’s report on the hazards of u ...