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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 ...

Making the most of mandarins

The bags of fresh-from-the-tree citrus are the star of the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival in Auburn. But the festival’s recipe contest gives entrants an opportunity to ...

Students take on director role

The Del Oro High School drama department has a taken on a new directing staff this year, and though they might seem like paid professionals, they are actually students who are pass ...