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Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment

When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...

Big fun, small joys of Gold Country Fair return to Auburn

The Gold Country Fair is back, a four-day annual celebration at the summer’s end that draws tens of thousands to Auburn’s fairgrounds on High Street. While fairgoers w ...

Auburn's State Theatre “Tear Down the Wall” project 80 percent complete

The State Theatre’s “Tear Down the Wall” expansion project is moving into the home stretch, with doors at the 84-year-old Lincoln Way movie house targeted to re-o ...

Media Life: Bigger venue means bigger acts for Auburn’s State Theatre

Going from 130 seats to 320 means the 84-year-old State Theatre will re-open this October with an upgrade in entertainment for audiences. The simple math of the matter is that whi ...

Plenty of alternatives to Mexican feather grass

It’s an airy plant that waves in the breeze on a warm summer day. Its long feathery stems create an interesting contrast in the landscape. It’s very maintenance friendl ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Mistletoe diverts vital water from trees during drought

Question: I have mistletoe growing in my oak tree. How do I get rid of it? Answer: Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that absorbs both water and nutrients from its host plant. It is ...

Children's author to speak at Rotary affair

Thursday, Aug. 28 “Timeless,” a Broadway review, continues Aug. 28-29 at McLaughlin Theatre Co., 3470 Swetzer Road. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. Tick ...

Media Life: Penryn-made product brings Batman’s Gotham City to life

The entire cast of the Fox TV series “Gotham” enjoyed the ride. So did the mayor of San Diego. In a business suit. And a business tucked away in the Placer County bur ...

Cultivating figs — it’s not all cut and dried

At Sinclair Family Farm in Penryn it’s fig-drying time. August is a prime ripening month for the easy-to-cultivate fruit. The Sinclairs maintain three trees — produ ...

Broadway revue show is 'Timeless'

“Timeless,” the latest production by the McLaughlin Theatre Company, opens at 7:30 p.m.Friday, Aug. 22 (new date) at 3470 Swetzer Road, Suite C. The revue show o ...