Lending a hand

A boy with a big "Hart"

Peter Biersteker is a young man with a big heart. The Pilot Hill resident is on the honor roll at Northside School in Cool and he plays basketball on a recreation team in Auburn, b ...

Penny Watson logs mileage driving her contemporaries

Newcastle’s Penny Watson is the driving force in many people’s lives. Watson volunteers with the Seniors First program’s door-to-door rides service. She provides transportati ...

Tom Fink's clam chowder is crowd pleaser at Shriner dinner

A key ingredient in Tom Fink’s formula for giving is in a secret recipe for clam chowder. Every year, Fink leads the volunteer kitchen crew for the Auburn Shrine Club’s annual ...

On her birthday, she requested gifts for cats

Ask 9-year-old Christine Tadlock what she’s reading these days and she’ll tell you matter-of-factly that it isn’t storybooks. Tadlock has a big love for animals and she’s l ...

Cleaning up the canyon one car at a time

It’s quite a leap, going from picking up cans to cutting up abandoned cars and having them air-lifted out of the American River Canyon, but that’s exactly what Auburn resident ...