Living

Diary of a grumpy kidder

Tom Maduell does not come off as curmudgeonly, not at all. Maybe it’s because he has an alter ego to deal with life’s annoying realities. Meet “Grumpa,” the ...

Media Life: Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” shoots in Placer County

Animal Planet’s “Treehouse Masters” discovers Placer County’s Granite Bay in an upcoming episode of the popular fix-it reality series. In the show’s ...

They’re dancing through December

First came the parade. Auburn’s “Festival of Lights” included a troupe of students from In Sync Dance, hoofing it down Lincoln Way, showing off their latest moves ...

Fast times with the Hobos

They’re not migratory workers or homeless vagabonds, but they are itinerant workers, in the way of traipsing around the foothills entertaining people. And yet, when it came t ...

75-year-old Colfax Theatre reopens

The Colfax Theatre is back in business after an eight-year absence. The red glow of the landmark neon “Colfax” sign started lighting the way back again to the South Ma ...

Choosing Christmas plants that will survive outdoors in foothill winters

Question: Some of my friends are gardeners and I want to give them live holiday plants for Christmas. Can you tell me which traditional Christmas plants can be later planted outsid ...

Handcrafting – Put your own stamp on holiday decorations

Decorating for Christmas brings visions of putting up twinkling lights and hanging shiny ornaments. But there’s nothing like something hand-made to create a special holiday w ...

All Those Years Ago … from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Dec. 17 and 24, 1964

Great stone face campaign brings ideas of all sorts The campaign to rid downtown Auburn of the Great Stone Face – the big blank wall on the Post Office addition – cont ...

Before and after

The Holidays are smack dab upon us. The hustle and bustle is everywhere you look. The holidays are a time for reflection with family and friends and, yes there’s that one c ...

Hayden inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that Rachael Hayden of Newcastle was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate hon ...