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Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Media Life: R&B pioneer’s grave marker turns up in Auburn

It’s a mystery that has Auburn’s Brianna Rubio perplexed. Actually, many people. It started with the discovery of a grave marker in the yard of a North Auburn property ...

Birds — Providing food, shelter, safety

Food, shelter and water are necessary elements in creating a friendly habitat for birds. But keeping them safe while they’re in the neighborhood is important, too. That&rsq ...

Rodeo clown is goodwill ambassador in baggy pants

In the world of rodeo, when you do good, you get a shiny silver buckle – not a trophy or a plaque. And rodeo clown Justin Rumford, who will be appearing next weekend at the ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Building strong soil as a foundation for gardening

A fundraiser Saturday offers gardeners an opportunity to meet and learn from soil microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham, founder of Soil Foodweb, Inc. — all while taking in the ea ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Passion for motorcycles leads to Hall of Fame honor

At 84, Neil Fergus has a passion for all-things motorcycle that has never abated. And the rural Auburn resident steps into the unfamiliar spotlight this weekend when he is inducte ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Identifying Asian Citrus Psyllid damage to trees

Question: In an earlier Ask the Master Gardener column it was reported that a citrus quarantine was now in effect in Santa Clara County. That’s pretty close to us. When was t ...

Taking a walk on the wild side -- viewing foothill wildflowers

Looking to enjoy spring wildflowers? Auburn resident Karen Tajbl’s advice is to hit the trails now while many blossoms are at or near their peak. Tajbl, a member of the Aub ...