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Winchell rises to Eagle Scout rank

Justin Winchell, 16, of Troop 1 Roseville, earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 18. He will be recognized at a Court of Honor on Sunday, Nov. 24. For his Eagle project, Winchell ...

Georgetown’s KFOK has small signal but big heart

For Auburn’s Al Lauer, leaning into the microphone to host a new monthly music program on Georgetown’s tiny, eclectic community radio station KFOK was like arriving hom ...

Turkey hunt promises a nosh on the wild side for Thanksgiving

  It’s game on in prime California turkey habitat -- like the foothills around Auburn -- as Thanksgiving approaches and hunters have the opportunity to add a wild turke ...

In the Service: Mazzola completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Steven A. Mazzola graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eig ...

Local singers have ‘X Factor’

The x-factor: that noteworthy special “something” that makes a person stand out from the rest of the crowd. It’s a term perhaps most often identified with the Br ...

Holidays come to life in ‘Nutcracker’

Placer Theatre Ballet will present a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” directed by Shea Wing. The cast of more than 120 dancers and actors represents the greater Plac ...

A sweet way to support the troops

Local Kiwanis Clubs, working with the California Army National Guard, will support our troops with See’s candy for the eighth year this holiday season via the See’s for ...

Volunteers go above and beyond

They toil away endlessly, doing what needs to be done. They don’t often complain. They take direction willingly. They are volunteers. These are the hardworking souls who do t ...

Media Life: Prized 1848 Gold Rush nugget gets its due in Smithsonian list

  “Hey boys, by God, I believe I’ve found a gold mine.” Any school kid heard the story and many took the long, winding ride in the big yellow bus to a plac ...

Penryn’s landmark Ground Cow eatery grinds to a halt

PENRYN -- It started in Penryn in 1963 as the Ground Cow, a landmark restaurant stop promising thick, creamy 40-cent milkshakes, charbroiled burgers for six bits and ice-cold 40-ce ...