Tina Bakken

Green-&-Gold-bloods bear Zebra young

In reading today’s article of the 7-0 Lincoln and the 7-0 Placer varsity football teams (Journal, Oct. 29), I savored the coverage of the upcoming match between these two local t ...

Coffee shop owner expands reach to Creekside Café

For more than five years, Linda Lareau’s fresh-baked muffins and quiche have been staples at Courthouse Coffee in Old Town Auburn. Now Lareau, with daughter Alison Campbell and ...

Guest Column: Vehicle donation program lives on

The effects of the economic slump on America have become too much for some small businesses to bear. The Auburn area has seen more than a few businesses halt operations in order ...

Ask the Mechanic: Understanding the role of a catalytic converter

The average consumer usually doesn’t need to think about their catalytic converter. But for those required to pass a state-mandated emissions test, or smog check, the catalytic c ...

Ask the Mechanic: How does the starter work on my vehicle?

Anyone who drives a car in this century or the last will agree that being able to start your car with the turn of a key is one of the most important parts of modern vehicle design. ...

How do I know when my radiator needs service?

Your vehicle’s cooling system is one of the blood supplies to the engine. Just like your body, your engine can overheat if not taken care of. Imagine if your sweat glands were ...