Living

Guiding the way through foothill trees and shrubs

Seven years ago the California Native Plant Society’s Redbud Chapter published a book cataloging wildflowers of Placer and Nevada counties. Now the group has put together fou ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Preserve local citrus by doing your part to prevent the spread of HLB

Question: I have read that a worldwide disease is destroying citrus trees of all types and there is no cure. What measures are being taken to stop it? Answer: Yes, that bacterial ...

Master Gardeners' planting workshops mark the seasons

Soak up some education while spending quality time outdoors with Placer County master gardeners at free seasonal workshops set for March 21, May 16, July 18 and Sept. 19. Each mo ...

Work to start on relocated Gold Rush Museum in Auburn

Work is set to start on a new museum in Downtown Auburn. The Gold Rush Museum is expected to debut this summer after the improvements are completed. The 113-year-old depot buildi ...

No “King of the Nerds” title for Bear River grad

It was close but no crown for “King of the Nerds” reality TV game show contestant Kaitlin Spak. The 2005 Bear River High School grad’s rise through the ranks on ...

Cultivating gardening as an art

Joanne and Max Naegele’s creative garden vignettes consistently win awards and accolades at the spring and fall Auburn Home Shows, the Auburn Community Festival and the Ca ...

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...

Rustic, high tech mesh in new KVMR radio station building

A radio station in Nevada City, with a loyal following in the Auburn area, KVMR has moved into new, distinctive digs that are funky on the outside – in keeping with its Nevad ...

Media Life: Auburn stunt guru aids Marvel Universe Live!

Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena will be welcoming one of the biggest, boldest and baddest bits of bombast seen in this area for quite some time when “Marvel Universe Liv ...

Meadow Vista Arboretum: Achievement in flower

A small strip of Meadow Vista Park bordering Ragsdale Spill has its own path circling through towering native oaks, flowering bushes and wire-encircled plantings. The approximately ...

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

Snow survey shows fourth year of Placer, state drought conditions likely

California’s latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years. Snow sup ...

Placer’s pioneering Green Family Winery to be sold at bank sale

Closed since December, a modern-day pioneering vintner in rural Auburn is to be sold at a trustee’s sale. According to a legal notice, the Pine Ridge Lane Green Family Winer ...

Bear River High grad competes on “King of the Nerds” reality TV show

Bear River High School grad Kaitlin Spak has proven her nerdiness on the TBS reality series “King of the Nerds,” surviving several rounds of competition. Spak, 26, sta ...