Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal John Mlakar, left, and his son Andrew Mlakar pull an old rusted water heater out of the confluence area during the Auburn State Recreation Area cleanup day Saturday, April 13. The cleanup was part of a statewide effort coordinated by the California State Parks Foundation as an Earth Day observance. Lead sponsor PG&E provided grant funding. The project also included installation of animal-proof trash/recycle bins.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Lucille Mlakar was one of the approximately 200 volunteers who participated in the confluence cleanup Saturday, April 13.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal From left, representing Oracle, Kaitlyn Pon, 13, Ken Zeng, Kai Zeng, 9, and Amber Pon, 10, gather up abandoned construction materials at the American River confluence during the cleanup day Saturday, April 13.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Auburn resident Linda Martin paints the back of a sign at the American River confluence. Parks officials have been reducing what they refer to as visual pollution by painting the chrome side of the signs.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Nicholas Martin, 3, and Christopher Martin, 6, help Kelly Chatwell and Katie Martin pick up trash on the Stagecoach Trail.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Mike Lynch, Auburn State Recreation Area superintendent, paints the back of signs during cleanup day.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal The Placer County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard carries the casket of retired Placer County Sheriff William "Bill" Scott into Parkside Church of the Nazarene in Auburn, where his funeral was held on Friday, April 12.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal The hearse carrying retired Placer County Sheriff William "Bill" Scott passes by the Historic Courthouse on Maple Street in Auburn in route to Newcastle Cemetery, where Scott was laid to rest.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Rev. Dr. Richard Reich-Kuykendall, left, and Unity of Auburn co-minister Mark Schindler look through a book about Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, co-founders of the Unity movement. Reich-Kuykendall will lead a series of month-long study groups called "Spiritwind" starting on Thurday, April 18 at the Unity of Auburn Church on High Street.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The pee wee division was well represented at Fast Fridays' speedway practice on Saturday, April 13. The division for youngsters is where most of the future speedway riders begin. The season opener for Fast Fridays is May 10 at the fairgrounds.
Charles Krupa/Associated Press Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston Monday, April 15.
Courtesy/Roxie Rice Del Oro junior Clay Thomas takes aim during the tournament at the Coon Creek Trap and Skeet Club in Lincoln.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Partners Jerry Moore, left, and Jeremy Warren are leaving their Lincoln location behind and moving to Auburn to expand Knee Deep Brewing Company and allow it to meet growing demand for Warren's hoppy creations.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Placer High's Kirstin Schauble, middle, and Clayton Baker teamed up to win in mixed doubles play Tuesday, April 16 in Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal As the recipient of an organ transplant, Auburn resident Valen Keefer spends much of her time championing the cause of organ and tissue donation through various non-profit organizations. She hopes Auburn residents will wear blue and green, the colors of Donate Life, to raise awareness on Friday.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Lincoln's Deseree Manzano, left, and Colfax co-captain Sophie Satterlee battle for the ball in a Pioneer Valley League soccer match Wednesday, April 17. The Lady Falcon's victory vaulted them to the top of the PVL.
Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal Back home at Alta Vista Community Charter School, George the peach-faced lovebird perches on teacher Tim Tomlin's shoulder Thursday, April 18. The bird went missing for almost a week until an Auburn resident hoping to return George home found an ad in the Journal "lost and found" section of the classifieds.
Courtesy Del Oro hurdler James Corbett, left, will be in action Friday, April 19 when the Golden Eagles host the 45th annual Del Oro Invitational track and field meet. Several top area schools and competitors will be there.
Here are images from stories covered this week by the Auburn Journal.