Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Maria Moreno, owner of Maria's Mexican Tacos, is employing her food truck on Sundays to help feed the homeless in a program she's working on with volunteers with St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church's St.Vincent de Paul group.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Lew Osteen becomes the newest member of the Gold Country Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution with a certificate presentation by club president Dale Ross. With Ross is Ron Barker, vice president of the Gold Country Chapter, left, and Donn Dancer, chapter editor. Members of the Gold Country Chapter, dressed in uniforms from the Revolutionary War period, celebrated Patriots Day Friday, April 19 in Downtown Auburn's Central Square.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Ron Barker, left, and Donn Dancer, members of the Sons of the American Revolution Gold Country Chapter, march to bring awareness of the battles of Lexington and Concord, which marked the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Chapter president Dale Ross, center, reads a proclamation as Vice president Ron Barker, left, and Donn Dancer, chapter editor, look on.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Donn Dancer, Sons of the American Revolution Gold Country Chapter member, is a big fan of war history. Dancer was in Central Square along with other patriotic friends to bring awareness to the historical day, April 19, 1775, that marked the start of the American Revolutionary War. The group handed out literature containing historical facts about the momentous date.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Ten-year-old Brandon Gluesin, a black belt at left, is seen at a lesson at Karate-Do Seishin Shotokan in Auburn. The studio has been open for about five years.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Auburn speedway rider Tommy Hedden, center, talks with riders at Saturday afternoon's Fast Friday's Motorcycle Speedway practice at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Hedden was giving the riders advice on the proper way to lay down a speedway bike instead of hitting a fallen rider. The practice can save serious injury to the riders. Riders later took to the track to practice on the track for the upcoming Fast Friday's opening day on May 10.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Emergency personnel work to free a man trapped under an SUV after it drove into the Tio Pepe restaurant patio area in Old Town Auburn on Monday, April 22. Three people were injured.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Members of Kathryn Poole's preschool class at the Auburn Discovery Montessori School in Auburn recognized Earth Day by building art sculptures Monday, April 22. Twenty-one 4- and 5-year-olds built sculptures from recycled materials they collected and brought from home. "I like to have the children do this project during Earth Week each year," said Poole. "It's part of the three R's of recycling; Reduce/Reuse/Recycle. It's a fun way to talk about recycling," she said. Pictured working on their projects are, from left, Maliah Munoz, 4, Luke Anderson, 5, and Abraham Vogt, 4.
Courtesy The Auburn Gymnastics team celebrates its win with fellow teammates. From top left are Makayla Perez, Alli Herbert, Teal Matthews, Kara Christensen, Emily Esteban, Emily Benson and Alyson Osborn. Bottom row, from left, are Aneesa Perez and Madison Candler.
Courtesy/Armando Gallardo Auburn's Sylvia Todd shares her science project with Interior Secretary Sally Jewel at the White House this week as part of the 2013 White House Science Fair. Sylvia, 11, was one of 100 students selected across the country to present her invention at the science fair.
Courtesy/Terrell Lloyd Del Oro alumnus Ryan Otten (82) is pictured scoring a touchdown for the San Jose State Spartans.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Trevor Dosh, 7, gets a dummy-roping lesson from Tim VanStaven at a pre-Wild West Stampede event for kids. Twenty-five children signed up for the event where buckles were awarded to the top ropers. The rodeo kick-off took place Wednesday, April 24 at Magnussen's Dodge on Grass Valley Highway in Auburn.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Kendall Dale of Newcastle aims to make a ringer during the dummy-roping contest held at Magnussen's Dodge.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Logan Loman, 6, sets up to hook a dummy steer during a roping competition. The young rodeo fan was one of 25 kids going for a buckle Wednesday, April 24.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Placer's Samantha Slade, seen on top of Colfax goalkeeper Linsdey Platt, has 10 goals and five assists this season. She says she can get "vicious" around the goal box because of her desire to put the ball in the back of the net.
Matthew Whitley/Auburn Journal Colfax parents Niccole and Tim Pitz are forthcoming about raising their son, Riley, who has autism.
Jon Schultz/Auburn Journal A free medication take-back event encourages people to drop off their unsued and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at City Hall in Auburn. Pictured left to right at the drop-off spot are Community Service Officer Andrew Cahill, Administrative Analyst/Transportation Manager Megan Siren, Det. Dustin McLaughlin, volunteers Aillene Cole and Jeanne Ross, Lt. Victor Pecoraro and volunteer James Drews.
Last year, the Auburn take-back collected about 600 pounds of medications, Siren said.
The collaborative effort brings together law enforcement, public health and education entities across Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Placer County.
Empty pills from bottles into a plastic bag and seal; liquids should be kept in their original bottles.
The motto "Keeping our kids and water drug-free" stems from the fact that disposing of medications in the toilet or trash end up in the water supply and damage the environment, and those hanging around the home unused can end up in the hands of teens, according to the flyer.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Placer's Brittany Bartle, left, dribbles as Colfax's Katie Garcia, right, chases her. Placer beat Colfax 1-0 Thursday, April 25.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal A large group gathered Thursday, April 25 at Placer High School to watch the Hillmen's 2012 football highlight film. Among the players who attended the event were, from left, Isaac Brahce, Casey Yunk, Stone Sander and Tony Suverkropp, who recently scored an academic scholarship at Pacific University.
Here are images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.