Lifestyle

Still nuts for mandarins

Twenty-five years ago, the Newcastle Area Business Association started the Mandarin Festival in downtown Newcastle. The goal was to promote mandarin growing in Placer County. At th ...

Thanksgiving dinner fixings in food giveaway

Along with the bags of food, Thanksgiving dinner fixings will be included with the next United Way Food Access Saturday. The food program was originally created to help working i ...

5 reasons not to miss Auburn’s Veterans Day parade

It’s perhaps the Auburn community’s most emotional expression of respect and thanks and it happens every year on Veterans Day. The city’s Veterans Day parade dra ...

Colfax City Council Shaken Up; 4 new members

After a nail-biting election season that surprised most Colfax residents by its Grassroots nature, the preliminary results are in: four out of the five Colfax City Council members ...

Trio to perform blues, Latin vibes

The debut of StringShot featuring Roy Rogers, Badi Assad and Carlos Reyes will take place at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge on Nov.10 as part of The Center for the Arts OnTheGo series ...

More mouth-watering mandarin recipes

We continue our mandarin recipes. It is all open season now. Today our recipe takes us back to the very first Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest. Way back when the festival was still ...

9 short love stories told in Placer High play

Placer High’s latest drama production is about a small town far east of Auburn. “Almost, Maine” has nine different love stories that take place in a New England h ...

1970s black comedy, ‘Harold and Maude’ on screen at State

Notorious black comedy “Harold and Maude” caused an uproar of controversy during its initial 1971 release and has since become a cult classic. The film will show 47 yea ...

Thriving Champ's hotspot then; Auburn I-80 offramp now

Media Life’s “Then & Now” installment this week takes you to a place where thoughts of coronary bypasses took a holiday and good times abounded. Picture this ...

Newcastle packing shed ravaged by fire

May 1973 was a hot one — 90 degrees by 3 p.m. Workers at one of Newcastle’s biggest employers — Modular Homes Inc. — were still on the job at that time. A ...

Colfax High readies for Christmas production

We asked a few questions with Trish Adair Gardiner, director of the drama department  at Colfax High School about its upcoming production. The answers follow. Written in 19 ...

Mad about mandarins

Grazing with Gary Well, we made it to November and that means my hat changes to mandarins! Yes the first of the mandarins have made their way to the farmers’ market, The Man ...

Media Life: Auburn on Netflix? The horror!

About 11 minutes into the new Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House,” strange things start to happen on the screen. One minute, Auburn-area viewers are comfortabl ...

Upbeat band performs Nov. 10

Electrifying violinist/composer Tom Rigney joins forces with some of the finest musicians on the San Francisco roots music scene to form Tom Rigney and Flambeau. Rigney’s ba ...

Winds of Faith to perform Veteran’s Day concert

Under the direction of Van Crane, the Winds of Faith band will be performing band music including, marches, show tunes, classics, and patriotic music on 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at Shepherd ...