Laura Van Auker

Local non-profit empowers the people of Africa

Proceeds from one local non-profit’s 12th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday could help buy a child in Kenya a uniform and a goat, or pay for the training for a woman with HIV ...

Elk Grove bike rider talks childhood obesity prevention in Auburn school

An Elk Grove man took a break from his 22,000-mile bicycle ride across the country to talk to some Auburn students about staying healthy and achieving their goals. Teddy Herrera, ...

Medical professionals debate over Tdap vaccine

Local medical professionals have varying opinions about a state-mandated vaccine, while a school official says an extension recently signed by the governor could help transition in ...

Officials asking students to get vaccine sooner rather than later

After low turnout at Auburn area clinics and doctors’ offices, local health officials are urging parents to have their children get a required immunization as soon as possible. ...

State requires whooping cough vaccine in teens

By next fall 4,500 local high school students alone have to be vaccinated for whooping cough, but officials are asking parents to get ready now. The California state Legislature p ...

HEART reaches out to Africa

Health Education Africa Resource Team (Heart) presents a fundraiser and information session at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Auburn Honda Showroom. Laura Van Auker said Sunday ...