Living

Mulch in the vegetable garden: Hay or straw?

Q. What is the difference between straw and hay and which should I use for mulch in my veggie garden? A. Straw and hay are both field crops. The word “hay” refers to ...

Celick earns Auburn Elks Citizen of the Year award

Auburn resident Paula Celick received the Elks Citizen of the Year award this month by the Auburn Elks Lodge 1691. This special award is presented each year to an outstanding local ...

Loomis calendar, starting April 21

Loomis calendar, starting April 21   Thursday, April 21 Grand jury information session, meet and greet, is at 1:30 p.m. at the grand jury meeting room, 11532 B Ave. in Aubu ...

Walk 'n' roll

The finest Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) trail I have ever enjoyed has to be Independence Trail off Highway 20 in Nevada County. This trail is wide, smooth, level and fille ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago April 27, 2006      James Edward Cruse, 76, passed away. A resident of Loomis since 19 ...

Media Life: 10 Who Made Auburn All The More 'Ausome'

What makes Auburn so unique and special to the people who live here – and the others who wish they did? Here are 10 names. A drop in  very large bucket. There are many ...

Midnight North has grateful influences

The music of Midnight North has been described as root, rock ‘n’ roll, and “country-ish” with some jam band flourishes. It’s the kind of music that ev ...

Auburn couple, 91 and 92, ready to wed

Cupid’s arrow knows no age limits. And Auburn’s Tom Osborne, 91, and Vivian Frost, 92, are providing some solid proof of that. The two have set a date to marry in ear ...

New York strip seared steakhouse style

I don’t eat red meat often. So when I do I choose a nice thick lean cut cooked to juicy perfection. This 1 pound, custom-cut 2-inch-thick New York strip was just what I neede ...

Quirk and quackery make comeback at Auburn medical museum

It was once a bizarre world after all, medically speaking. Walk into the Gold Country Medical Museum, and you’re treading on hallowed ground that celebrates a world gone by ...

Grass Valley to be ‘Under a Groove’ Friday

It’s hard to imagine a world without George Clinton. It would certainly be a lot less funky. Now in his seventh (gulp!) decade of performing, Clinton, the undisputed king of ...

All that jazz

The Auburn Symphony’s annual gala was in full, jazzy swing on Sunday, with many attendees donning outfits reminiscent of 1920s and 30s fashion. The annual gala, the symphon ...

Loomis calendar, starting April 14

 Thursday, April 14 “The Wizard of Oz” performance is at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays through April 24 at the Del Oro Performing ...

Baroque & Beyond to perform on Sunday

The beautiful music from the Baroque period and earlier will be emanating at Pioneer United Methodist Church on Sunday. The event is part of a benefit concert series created by S ...

Lost in translation

It’s all in the translation. When “be careful not to slip and fall” becomes “slip and fall down carefully” and “fire extinguisher” becomes ...