jim taylor

Cold snap slows foothills grape-growing season, more rain, snow on way

Auburn’s big chill will continue through at least Friday, slowing down vine growth at local wineries but still not jeopardizing the season. Jim Taylor, of rural Auburn’s famil ...

Placer County vintners uncork frustration over bottled-up wine ordinance

Legal questions are delaying a Placer County Board of Supervisors decision on a new winery ordinance – and vintners are upset. Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold off ...

Auburn trainer punched “Speed Racer” chimp, PETA claims

PETA is going bananas over a punch allegedly thrown by Auburn animal trainer Greg Lille on the set of “Speed Racer.” The target, the world’s largest animal rights organizati ...