susan rushton

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 ...

What we’re reading and loving lately

It’s been over a month since I’ve talked about books. So now I get to again! John Bowman emailed me a while ago, and I’m just now remembering to include him. &l ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

Another View: Black Bear Gazette features familiar faces

The menu of the Black Bear Diner lives inside the Black Bear Gazette, which — as you know, if you’ve ever eaten at any of the franchises — features decades-old st ...

Rufus T. Firefly and Jefferson

So the phone rang at 2 a.m. In my fog of sleep, I knew it was probably Rufus T. Firefly. But what if it wasn’t? What if someone was in trouble? I’d never forgive myself ...

Another View: Library launching membership drive

Welcome to Gold Country Denizens! Denizen synonym: resident, local, inhabitant, dweller. You know what Gold Country means. So: At January’s Auburn Library Book Sale, I saw ...

Of books and other news

Last time I wrote about what my book group did at our holiday meeting — we brought favorite books and traded them. And I asked what others are reading and loving lately. I ...

Reader Input: Calendar a very good thing

Thank you to all involved in providing the new daily (Auburn Journal) Calendar of Events. I write not just as a person who wants to know what’s going on, but also as someon ...

Celebrating books in the new year

How better to start off 2015 than with a book column? What a delicious idea. I’m interested in your suggestions for 2015, so give me some. Meanwhile, I report on how my boo ...

Time for your Christmas gifts

Goodness. Twenty years ago (20! I’m impressed and amazed) I began my toasty tradition of giving you Christmas presents in the column that appears right before Dec. 25. I kn ...

More work needs to be done

On Sept. 21, 1981, I was in San Luis Obispo, meeting with a group of women in a classroom on the Cal Poly campus. I ordinarily wouldn’t remember the day or the place except t ...

It’s Thanksgiving, ready or not

You don’t need me to tell you that Thanksgiving is next week. We all know it, and we all know that it’ll be here before I’m ready for it. Even though I’ve h ...

These young people make a difference

I recently interviewed Thomas Schroeder on my ACTV show. The Placer High science teacher wore a T-shirt promoting blood donation. My T-shirt trumpeted that I’ve donated ten g ...