Living

Landscaping: Getting rid of the grass to be green

Auburn resident Ellen Stephens has always loved gardening — and her yard is a reflection of that dedication. “Touching the soil, caring for plants, creating beautiful ...

High Hand Nursery turns on holiday lights Friday

Thursday, Nov. 27 Happy Thanksgiving Saturday, Nov. 29 Christmas tree lot benefits Del Oro track and cross country, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 through Dec. 24 at Flower Farm, 928 ...

New Auburn distillery believed to be first in Placer County since pre-Prohibition

Whether it’s the only ingredient in a slow, icy sipper or the foundation for a favorite cocktail, Darjeeling Gin is creating some made in Auburn moments regionally. The gin ...

Media Life: The day Placer High’s basketball team took on mighty Stanford

Imagine Michael Jordan and his North Carolina Tar Heels teammates arriving in Auburn for a basketball game with … the Placer High Hillmen. It’s a gargantuan stretch o ...

Want cleaner air? Get some houseplants

Question: I am concerned about the air quality within our home, especially in the winter when windows are not left open. A friend advises that houseplants could help purify the ind ...

Local home cooks, chefs discuss their take on stuffing

The star of the Thanksgiving table is the turkey. But stuffing plays a strong supporter role. And its also a dish that’s perfect for improvisation. There are practically endl ...

Mandarin bumper crop is ready for eatin'

Just like the dozens of other growers heading to the Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn this weekend, Bill Traylor and his helpers have been busy picking and bagging the sweet an ...

Join the fun at Sunday morning MandaRun

Thursday, Nov. 20 Mix and mingle at Loomis Basin Chamber mixer at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, hosted by RuffStuff Specialties, 3237 Rippey Road No. 200. 652-7252 Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 2 ...

Placer County exploring new rules for ‘boutique’ wineries

New proposed rules are attempting to balance Placer County desires to help develop a viable winemaking industry and concerns of neighbors over the intrusion of noise, traffic and o ...

Media Life: U.S. Hall of Fame honors for Auburn’s Olympic gold medalist

Add another golden achievement to Stacy Dragila’s Olympian list of accomplishments. And while her just-announced selection to this year’s class of inductees into the N ...