volunteers

Community rallies in wake of fire

The fast-moving Applegate Fire, which burned 459 acres and destroyed six homes, was not enough to extinguish the spirit of a tight-knit community. In the wake of the destructive b ...

Children’s advocates take on ‘Vegas’ for fundraising

For children entering the care of the county, Court Appointed Special Advocates serve as a much-needed support system. These volunteer representatives, known as CASAs, act as a vo ...

RC raceway takes root in Auburn

Like something out of an action movie, tires slide on a clay track as a low, red sports car shoots over an embankment and slams to a dusty halt at the bottom. The whine of engines ...

Home Depot lends a hand at Auburn’s Gold Country Fair

With the Gold Country Fair in Auburn a week away, the fairgrounds was getting a volunteer boost Wednesday from Home Depot. The North Auburn store provided labor, materials and equ ...

Volunteers sought for kids reading program

A new school year is bringing back the need for volunteers for an Auburn-area reading program centered on the primary grades. The Sight Word Busters are a group of volunteers who ...

Garden yields big benefit for non-profits

When Virgil and Jackie Traynor started their garden with the help of local volunteers, they had no idea it would blossom into one of the primary fresh vegetable sources for area fo ...

Placer fire agencies beefing up with new volunteers, equipment

From Alta to Auburn to the Roseville area, fire agencies in Placer County are inviting residents to try their hand as volunteer firefighters. The 2014 Volunteer Firefighter Academ ...

Volunteers concerned about fire hazard at Newcastle Elementary

Nine volunteers loaned a hand, and in some cases a tractor or chainsaw, to clear a field of brush on Saturday surrounding Newcastle Elementary School, but they met resistance from ...

Reader Input: Brush with protocol confounds helpers

For a number of years the Newcastle Elementary School has had insufficient water to fight a fire on school grounds, should one occur. This fact is not in dispute and despite repeat ...

Auburn City Council serves dinner to thank volunteers

Auburn City Council members cooked and served a spaghetti dinner Wednesday night to show gratitude for the city’s contingent of volunteers. About 60 people filled the Rose R ...