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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 ...

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. ...

Auburn’s Amgen, Lance Armstrong moment to be shown Jumbotron-sized

Lance & Co.’s Amgen Tour of California power pedal through Auburn on May 16 will be captured on Jumbotron screens in Downtown and Old Town Auburn. With eight cameras strategical ...

Old Town Auburn, historic courthouse to be part of Amgen Tour of California route

Old Town Auburn and the Placer County Courthouse will be getting their Amgen Tour of California moment in the sun after all. Countering initial reports from local cyclists that th ...

Auburn’s Viola Wrigley pays homage to early employer with State Theater donation

The roots of Viola Wrigley’s gift of $125,000 to Auburn’s State Theater restoration fund lie in her own first experiences at a Central Valley movie theater. Wrigley, 93, worke ...

Auburn’s place on Amgen Tour of California route holds promise

Auburn’s place on the Amgen Tour of California route between Nevada City and Sacramento is a definite maybe. But the status of that “maybe” is shrinking as cyclists connecte ...

Media Life: Auburn forecast is now sunny with a chance of pumpkin

“Sploomph” That was the sound when Auburn’s Great Pumpkin hit the pavement on Halloween Eve. Behind the thrill of watching a 1,149-pound, round mound of orange plummet to t ...

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 ...