Fourth of July

Kindly Auburn acts renew faith

It comes around once a year, this day of celebration of America’s successful bid to become a nation. This year I felt a beleaguered spirit of sorts as the economy and state of Ca ...

Independence Day surfaces war memories for vets

To war veteran Don Grant, Independence Day is Ben Franklin and the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. It’s freedom from oppression. It’s fireworks with his gr ...

Travelling this weekend? Expect company

Travelers taking to the highways over the holiday weekend can expect a lot of company, roadwork delays and high law enforcement visibility. AAA of Northern California estimates a ...

Illegal fireworks raise fire risk

There are lots of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. In Auburn, Loomis and throughout unincorporated Placer County, shooting off fireworks isn’t one of them. “All fireworks ...

Prepare for some patriotic partying

There are plenty of Independence Day weekend festivities planned around the region. Plan on celebrating America with friends and neighbors at any or all of the following events. ...

Protect pets on noisy day

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, dog and cat owners need to get ready to protect their pets from all the loud fireworks noise. Every year at this time, many dogs and c ...

Time to thank a firefighter

Firefighters are a humble bunch and never look for accolades or praise when they accomplish something marvelous. For them, it’s just routine — a part of the job. Well, battlin ...

It’s the everyday volunteers who make Auburn rich

Bart Ruud doesn’t seek the limelight. So when he wins a major award for volunteerism one day, lands on the front page on another, and climbs into the front seat for Auburn’s an ...

Public intoxication, DUI arrests made over Fourth

One fireworks-related arrest and a handful of public intoxication charges were some of the calls authorities responded to over the Fourth of July weekend. Below is a recap of law ...

Fun + safety: equation for a fabulous Fourth

Today marks the start of the Fourth of July weekend. And with beautiful summer weather on tap and activities galore, it might be easy to get carried away with the fun. Safe and s ...

Local July 4 parties a slice of Americana

With Independence Day weekend right around the corner, now’s a good time to start planning your Fourth of July festivities. There’s quite a bit of patriotic flair planned for ...

Filthy restrooms make Fourth of July fireworks experience a dud

We’ve been attending the annual Fourth of July Fireworks presentation for years. The program is held at the Auburn Fairgrounds. We choose to view the spectacular show from across ...

Fourth family fun

Nothing says Fourth of July like red, white, blue and grease. The infamous grease pole made a return Friday at Old Town’s Old-fashioned Family Fun Fourth and attendees soaked up ...

Fireworks, parades and fun, oh my –– it’s the Fourth of July

In honor of the country’s Independence Day, several area communities will host family-friendly activities and entertainment. Old Town Auburn is host to some old-fashioned famil ...

Holiday travel expected to be on the decline

For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of Americans traveling during the Fourth of July holiday is expected to decline, AAA reported this week. AAA projects 40.45 milli ...