Auburn booms as a food, wine & art mecca

AUBURN HAS BEEN REVITALIZED and is no longer a “pit stop” on I-80 but a destination for dining and entertainment, as we’ve observed.
It has some top-notch restaurants and restaurateurs, such as Jim Bril’s Monkey Cat and Gary Moffat’s Carpe Vino; good ethnic food, like
Bobo Cafe for Vietnamese or Royal Thai; and Tre Pazzi Italian trattoria, [...]

Auburn: Après Ski in a Gold Rush Town

AUBURN IS FAMOUS FOR ITS gold mining history. What’s less known, is the city’s leading role in bringing skiing to the Sierra. The Auburn Ski Club was formed in 1928 by resident Wendell Robie. At Cisco Grove, the Auburn Ski Club built ski jumps, ski trails and a lodge (much of it now covered by [...]

“Lettuce” Welcome Spring: Newcastle Produce and Foothill Flowers

WITH A LONG, WET WINTER BEHIND them, farmers are planting their summer crops and harvesting spring’s bounty.
Spring lettuces, such as Red Leaf, Romaine and Oakleaf, are headed for the Foothill Farmers Market in Auburn and Roseville, just in time for seasonal salads.
April is a time for the “A” crops, such as asparagus and [...]