Living

Usher in March with a lamb recipe sure to satisfy

Most of us have only enjoyed a nice lamb dish at an upscale restaurant. Why not make this easy-to-prepare dish at home? The secret – and I know this sounds rather simplifie ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

On stage, behind the scenes and under the sea

It’s Anemone, not Ariel, but she’s still little and she’s still a mermaid. And she’ll be sitting center shell when Music and More Arts Academy’s Young ...

Exploring the state of Jefferson

It started with psychedelia, soared into science fiction, but never lost its social consciousness. “Three of the six CDs in my car are The Weavers,” said Paul Kantner ...

Intergalactic Nemesis: where worlds collide

Watch out! An invading force of sludge-monsters from the planet Zygon are about to hit the Center for the Arts. OK, I don’t want to start any “War of the Worlds&rdquo ...

Sweet Dreams is a sleeper act

If being a circus performer was their dream job, then these four are taking it to another level. “New Vaudeville ‘Sweet Dreams’ is a variety program suitable fo ...

Studies on biochar indicate potentially promising uses as a soil amendment

Question: I am a well-read gardener living in Colfax, writing to ask your opinion of the new hot topic in gardening: biochar.  For years I read that aerated compost tea was go ...

With spring rolls and hummus, food equals fun

Food should be fun and nothing could be more fun than making great food with friends and family. The recipes I have for you this week are great for sharing in the creation of as we ...