Living

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Studies on biochar indicate potentially promising uses as a soil amendment

Question: I am a well-read gardener living in Colfax, writing to ask your opinion of the new hot topic in gardening: biochar.  For years I read that aerated compost tea was go ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Traumatic brain injury can’t lessen Colfax man’s resolve

Mark Anderson is a familiar face to shoppers at Colfax’s Mar-Val Sierra Market, packing groceries and helping carry bags out to their vehicles. Beyond that occasional friend ...

Intertwining history and handiwork

Lace making is an art that dates back centuries. It requires patience, close attention to detail and a flair for stitchery. For the Gold Country Lacemakers, which meets monthly a ...

Media Life: Sierra ski resort offers white weddings for Valentine’s Day

June may be the month to tie the knot but Valentine’s Day is about as hands-down romantic as they come for exchanging vows. With that in mind, Northstar snow resort is makin ...

Steinway piano a grand donation to Auburn’s State Theatre

When Bobbi Machado was a small girl growing up in the then rural outpost of Auburn, Saturday’s included – dime in hand – a chance to watch silver screen icons lik ...

Easing the plight of the monarch butterfly

Question: I read in the news this week that the population of monarch butterflies is 91 percent less than it was two decades ago. What is happening and how can I help? Answer:&nb ...

Auburn chamber toasts vintner stance on Placer County rule revamp

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is backing vintners in proposed rule changes attempting to balance a Placer County quest for a flourishing winemaking industry with ongoing concerns ...

Kitchen gadgets that make the cut

Creating food magic in the kitchen takes a competent preparer and good ingredients. But utensils, gadgets and gizmos have a role, too. And anyone who likes to cook has a few favori ...