Linda Lareau

Elevated pitbull an unwelcome sight

As a long-time supporter of Downtown and Old Town Auburn, anybody who knows me knows that I am a big fan/shopper of both locations and I so hope I can continue to be so. However, ...

Coffee shop owner expands reach to Creekside Café

For more than five years, Linda Lareau’s fresh-baked muffins and quiche have been staples at Courthouse Coffee in Old Town Auburn. Now Lareau, with daughter Alison Campbell and ...

Food gurus dish on favorite kitchen ‘friends’

If you like to cook, chances are you have a favorite kitchen gadget or utensil. Often it is something that saves time or simplifies cleanup. Or it is something that evokes pleasant ...

Spend money on retaining, not deterring Auburn’s swallows

Why not welcome the swallows who come back to the county courthouse every year to build their nests? As Linda Lareau of Courthouse Coffee suggests, the swallows make a charming tou ...

Inventor offers cure for courthouse birds

An Auburn inventor is offering a customized version of his “Skunkerator” to keep swallows from returning to the Placer County Courthouse. Bill Carpenter is giving a hoot about ...

Consignment store specializes in gear for kids, helping those in need

As a mother of six children ranging in age from 27 to 10 years old, Denise Cardona has long known the value of shopping at discount and consignment stores. “I’ve always bought ...