susan rushton

Bears, dogs, and airplanes

Continuing with those personalized license plates: Every time I leave the Auburn Library via the lot outside County Personnel, I look for the yellow Volkswagen with the  BTL ...

Congratulating those people who speak up

As I drove home the day before July 4, the traffic was heavy on I-80 going up the hill – everybody getting out of Dodge to join everybody else getting out of Dodge. Anyway. A ...

Mistakes, blood donation and little libraries

Correction time: I made a mistake in the last Denizens column when I discussed Katy Fries’ mural in progress in the Community Garden. April Maynard emailed me and taught me, ...

Summertime and the livin’ is easy

When you see Ron Long on the trails, wish him a good 66th year. He celebrated his birthday at the Alan Young memorial table in Depoe Bay a couple of weeks ago. Helping him celebrat ...

Sports, flora, art and water

At the Auburn Courthouse Athletic Club in North Auburn, owner Art Chappell’s office boasts two red stadium seats. Recently I was doing lunges down the back hallway and saw th ...

Blood donation, beautiful planters and local history

Katie Kenoyer has reached a milestone at Auburn Bloodsource. To my delight, she emailed me about it: “Today I gave my 80th pint of blood. I am officially a 10 gallon donor! I ...

My message to the graduates

Last Wednesday night, I postponed puzzling over what I’d write for today and watched TV with Don. I had some ideas percolating (Politics? Big box stores? Graduation speech?), ...

Reader Input: Arts group reaches out

I have some corrections/-additions to Susan Rushton’s article that ran today (“Athletes, musicians and artists,” Another View, May 20). It was not clear what co ...

Another View: Athletes, musicians and artists

... After my column about my having to be told about the Placer County Archives, Roger Strahle at Wild Bird Station said he spent a lot of time “just for fun” at the St ...

Investigating where we’ve been

Art Sommers emailed me because he had old movie stuff to get rid of. Was I interested? Me? Old movie stuff? What a question. Sure, I said. Great, he said, and suggested that he and ...

Meals, music and imagination making a splash in Auburn

First came the Think Auburn First Chamber promotion, encouraging us to shop here. Now there’s Dine Auburn First. Coordinator Kathleen Shaffer asked me to tell you about the p ...

Reader Input: Wilson assists event mightily

I missed thanking a vital member of AAUW’s Trivia Bee Committee in my letter published on Tuesday, March 31 (“Nothing trivial about Auburn’s bee”). Bonnie ...

Reader Input: Nothing trivial about Auburn’s bee

Congratulations to the winner of the Fourth Annual Auburn AAUW Trivia Bee: Placer United — Mike Holmes, Jim Holmes and Leah Rosasco. But this talented trio wasn’t the o ...

Book to tell Tahoe Club history; video captures final days of Auburn Drug

The good news for Randy Carter is that he gets to have his name in Gold Country Denizens twice in a row. The bad news? I made a mistake the last time I mentioned him. I should have ...

Celebrity Chefs brought together good people, good food and good times

At the 29th Celebrity Chefs fundraiser last Thursday, I got to give away hunks of my Best Cake in the World and tell people about Silver Screen. Midway through, I heard some crashi ...