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Homecoming parade will have "Worlds of Fantasy" theme

Thursday, Oct. 30 Third annual Battle of the Bands and Chili Cook Off, Oct. 30 at Blue Goose Event Center. Friday, Oct. 31 Del Oro High School homecoming parade, 3 p.m. Oct. 31 ...

Media Life: State Theatre work unearths long-lost 1930 art deco treasure

A vertically challenged genie? A variation on the theatrical “tragedy-comedy” mask, this time memorializing loud acting? A stylized tribute to Aztec culture run amok? ...

Vintage Harvest event Saturday at Maple Rock Farms in Penryn

  Thursday, Oct. 23 Power Hour Lunch, noon at High Hand Café, 3750 Taylor Road. Topic of guest speaker John Frisch Sr., of Newark Cornish & Carey, will be “ ...

Auburn’s iconic 1914 Buick fire truck reaches century mark

Auburn Firefighter Mike Wegener fires up the 1914 Buick ladder truck and the city’s past springs to life. Wegener is the latest in a long line of drivers who have sat behind ...

A front row seat on nature’s big show

There are glimpses of reds and yellows through the greens right now. But the show is just beginning. In a few weeks, the foothills will be ablaze with fall color. In fact the cha ...

Know how to recognize black widow spiders

Question: How do I know if I have black widow spiders in my garden? Answer: The western black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) — a native species — is quite common ...

Auburn's Wild Bird Station marks 20 years of retail, advice and swapping stories

For two decades Roger and Carol Strahle’s Wild Bird Station has been the local spot for birders to purchase seed and browse for nesting boxes, books and gifts. Often those vi ...

Bring on the bands

Over its more than five decades of existence, the Del Oro High School band has earned a reputation of excellence. The marching band will put its colors on display Saturday when ...

Bumper grape harvest celebrated during PlacerGrown week

It was great to be a grapevine in Placer County in 2014. Placer County’s grape harvest and growing wine industry has been one of the few agricultural entities apparently ben ...

Auburn’s State Theatre installs seats with Hollywood star power

As final preparations are made for its reopening, Auburn’s expanded State Theatre is upgrading its seating with ornate chairs that most recently played a small but integral r ...