Living

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 ...

A stroll down the yellow brick road: Colfax High students to perform 'The WIzard of Oz'

With a cast of 68 students, 19 scene changes, state-of-the-art video projections, flying monkeys and witches (oh my), Colfax High School’s spring production of “The Wiz ...

Ballet group to perform ‘Coppélia’ in Folsom

Placer Theatre Ballet  will perform “Coppélia,” April 18 and 19 at the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. It is a delightful story of mistaken identity ...

Colfax Chronicles

Friday, Jan 12, 1951 County gamblers sue for property Harry Wong and Fred Tang have filed a suit in the superior court against Placer County, former District Attorney C. E. Tin ...

Combining the art of cooking with nurturing good health at Sierra Foothills Reiki and Macrobiotics

When Meadow Vista resident Aiko Shimada describes her Reiki program and macrobiotic food classes, it’s about celebrating cultural roots. “Reiki is Japanese hands-on e ...