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Reader Input: Time to advocate for mental health

Patrick Kennedy, former congressman, nephew of President John F. Kennedy and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy, admits to being co-occurring and suffers from both a mental health challeng ...

Extensive Franciscan files tell sexual abuse story

LOS ANGELES - Robert Van Handel was a 15-year-old seminarian at St. Anthony's, a prestigious Franciscan boarding school, when, he said, a priest slipped into the infirmary where he ...

Auburn firefighters battle Santa Barbara blaze

Auburn-area firefighters are helping to battle the Jesusita Fire that has consumed more than 8,700 acres, forced the evacuation of more than 30,000 from their homes in Santa Barbar ...

Teens triumph in 500-mile 'ride' of passage

In 500 miles 14-year-old Chris Walton proved to himself asthma couldn’t keep him down. And in the same 500 miles, Tracy Brooks discovered she could be on her own — without her ...

Feeling right at home

Auburn’s Christian Wright raced his mountain bike all over the country this summer, but California’s dirt treated him the best. Wright took first place in the junior expert di ...

Blaze catches fire in Santa Barbara

The Auburn Blaze under-16 soccer team had a tremendous run at the Santa Barbara Summer Cup tournament last weekend. The Blaze beat Oxnard (4-0), and Crscenta Valley B (5-0) before ...