Judi La Bonte

New Year’s murder mystery served up at Lou La Bonte's

The word on the street is that three people will be killed in Auburn on New Year’s Eve, and it will be up to the innocent bystanders in Lou La Bonte’s Restaurant to fig ...

Talking turkey: Trim the fat or butter it up?

Ah, Thanksgiving. Pots and pans simmering on the stove all day, holding the promise of delicious food sure to induce a tryptophan slumber by the end of the night. All that cooking ...

Legislature changes only thing to help with ADA lawsuits, business owner says

Local business owners and a Sacramento-based grassroots organization are hoping to stop lawsuit abuse. The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, or CALA, held a meeting on th ...

Business owners react to council support of ADA bill

Local business owners say they are glad the Auburn City Council is trying to bring about change when it comes to Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits. One business settled its ...

More Auburn businesses face ADA lawsuits from Carmichael attorney

Three Auburn businesses spoke out Friday about the Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits they are currently facing from Scott Johnson, a Carmichael-based attorney. Johnson is c ...

‘Gold Fever!’ dinner with a side of murder

Lou La Bonte’s has a little something special on the menu this month — murder. The Auburn restaurant is host to “Gold Fever!”, a murder mystery dinner theater experience t ...

Restaurants, diners making most of fare deals

Editor's Note: Don’t break the Bank - The Journal shows you how to save in this series. Part 1: Dining out - today Part 2: Clothing - Tuesday Part 3: Entertainment - Wednesda ...

Lasting impressions: Auburn's vintage signs are roadside attractions

The big, bold and splashy Lou La Bonte’s restaurant sign is a stylish throwback to a time when cars had fins, the road across Donner Summit was winding Highway 40 and you’d get ...

Impacts on canceled Western States Endurance Run for runners, Auburn businesses

With dreams of going the distance in the fabled 100-mile trek from Squaw Valley to Auburn up in smoke, runners were taking the event’s cancellation in stride Thursday, Western St ...