Courthouse Coffee

Secret Santa on a community-wide scale

Holiday decorations are springing up all over Placer County, and one collection of trees is more than just ornamental. This season, Home Instead Senior Care has teamed with nonprof ...

New Auburn Art Walk season starting up

Blooming bulbs and a rushing river aren’t the only signs of seasonal change in Auburn. The Auburn Art Walk kicks off its 18th season tonight, allowing the community to get face- ...

Coffee shop owner expands reach to Creekside Café

For more than five years, Linda Lareau’s fresh-baked muffins and quiche have been staples at Courthouse Coffee in Old Town Auburn. Now Lareau, with daughter Alison Campbell and ...

Spend money on retaining, not deterring Auburn’s swallows

Why not welcome the swallows who come back to the county courthouse every year to build their nests? As Linda Lareau of Courthouse Coffee suggests, the swallows make a charming tou ...

Inventor offers cure for courthouse birds

An Auburn inventor is offering a customized version of his “Skunkerator” to keep swallows from returning to the Placer County Courthouse. Bill Carpenter is giving a hoot about ...

Consignment store specializes in gear for kids, helping those in need

As a mother of six children ranging in age from 27 to 10 years old, Denise Cardona has long known the value of shopping at discount and consignment stores. “I’ve always bought ...

Karaoke music spoiled July 4th, taste for one local biz

On the evening of July 4th, as we have done for many years (some as many as 10 or even more), a group of my friends and I (with our children) gathered on the courthouse lawn to wat ...

One cup at a time

Linda Lareau, owner of Courthouse Coffee, pours hot water over fresh-ground coffee beans to create an individualized cup of coffee. Lareau is able to prepare coffee one cup at a ti ...