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Celebration to remember colorful Auburn resident ‘Gilbert’

A celebration to remember colorful, bike-riding octogenarian Gilbert Ortega will be held Tuesday evening at Auburn’s Central Square. Ortega – known to many simply as Gilbert ...

Rain won’t stop Amgen’s Tour of California Auburn start

With rain in the forecast and a chill in the air, Auburn is awaiting its Amgen Tour of California moment in the sun Tuesday. And while the National Weather Service isn’t forecast ...

Rain forecast cancels Old Town Auburn giant pumpkin drop on Saturday

Rain will keep the skies from raining giant pumpkins in Old Town Auburn on Saturday. Linda Robinson, Old Town Auburn Business Association president, said Thursday that with rain in ...

Weighty issues: Giant pumpkins, pumpkin drop’s return promise fall fun for Auburn in October

Auburn will get its share of pumpkin fun in October, with both a giant pumpkin contest and the thrill of a smashing pumpkin drop on tap. The giant pumpkin contest will be a major ...

Grand jury: More public scrutiny needed for supes’ $100,000 donation pot

Placer County supervisors need to tighten up on the $100,000 they donate every year from county coffers to non-profits and community organizations, the grand jury says. In a repor ...

Media Life: “Protocol” showing to bring back memorable Auburn movie moment

Rolling the 1984 Goldie Hawn movie “Protocol” will also give Auburn a chance to roll out the memories. “Protocol” will be screened under the stars starting at about 9 p.m. ...

Smashing pumpkins set for Old Town Auburn Halloween Eve drop

It’s the Great Pumpkin Drop, Charlie Brown. And if things go as planned, Placer County’s biggest pumpkin ever – weighing in at 1,149 pounds – will rise “out of the pumpk ...

Media Life: Paper cuts lead to artistic recognition for Auburn author

Art has the wondrous ability of popping up in the most unexpected of places. Auburn’s David Carter has been a star in the international world of children’s pop-up books for mo ...

Rare snow in Auburn as storm moves through

A rare convergence of cold and precipitation Friday dropped an inch of snow on Auburn, shutting schools and turning the foothills into a temporary winter wonderland. By late after ...

Media Life: Auburn not about to forget “Phenomenon” movie shoot

As reunions go, Auburn’s version of one for “Phenomenon” on Wednesday night was, well, phenomenal. There were plenty of grace notes that made for a special time both for th ...