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Homeless but hopeful

Mark Hegel has been a guest of the Gathering Inn since he was laid off in 2009 from the technical imaging field.   Hegel spends his time at the Gathering Inn during ...

Auburn shows its Veterans Day spirit, appreciation

It was Auburn’s annual community hug time, as thousands turned out Monday to say a warm, collective “thank you” to veterans serving the nation since World War II. ...

Media Life: 1960s TV political drama has little-known link to Auburn

These days, the suits in LA would probably laugh the idea of a TV show with a state legislator as its hero out the door, down the hall and onto the curb. But back in early Novembe ...

Placer County’s public health chief retiring after 17 years

After 30 years of public service, including 17 years as Placer County’s public health chief, Dr. Richard Burton is retiring. Burton’s departure as Health and Human Ser ...

Media Life: Nostalgic Auburn Facebook page floods memory banks

  You have to hand it to the social network Facebook. It’s really opened up a lot of doors for nostalgia to sneak in and push some of the levers connected to many peopl ...

Auburn poised to clock in for time change

For owners of old and prized clocks in Auburn, it brings on an uncomfortable quandary. If you’re someone who has trouble because of a penchant for sleeping in, Sunday will g ...

Auburn Halloween haunts tingle spines, funny bones

When Auburn couple Robin and Tony Gallego set up for Halloween, they say they’re going for the mild scare – not the out-and-out frightfest. Since they moved to their n ...

Media Life: Auburn graveyard giving departed their due

Alexander Owen Bell was one of those colorful characters in the early days of Auburn whose story lives long after his death in 1895. People back then knew him as “Pike,&rdqu ...

Media Life: Of new radio, missing castles, harps and Dow Jones

It’s about time on this one. Placer County resident Pat Walsh has been the “sports guy” at Sacramento’s KFBK for 17 years. If there’s anyone who dese ...