Yuba City Fire Officials called for an evacuation of a residential neighborhood around Teal Hollow and Monroe Drives after a gas leak was reported in the area. A 4-inch natural gas line had a leak that forced the action. PG&E crews secured the leak within a two hour period and the evacuation was relaxed.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the BIG DAY OF GIVING when residents of the area share giving to 700 non-profits four local counties, Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, and Yolo. 38 nonprofits are listed as being within 25 miles of the City of Auburn. This day of giving is the first day for two or more years not having community events and marks the first time for several organizations to get to gather and work in tandem with each other.
Auburn Cruise Nite which is held the second Friday of the month from May through September, brings together more than 300 pre-1972 vehicles along Lincoln Way, each backed into a parking spot for a typical crowd of about 2,000 to admire as they do a foot cruise up and down the street.
Cruise Nite’s 38th year starts Friday, May 13, and other than the showcase vehicles being at least 50 years old, there’s no telling what to expect. Held on the second Friday of the month from May through September, Cruise Nite brings together more than 300 pre-1972 vehicles along Lincoln Way, each backed into a parking spot for a typical crowd of about 2,000 to admire as they do a foot cruise up and down the street.
Fast Fridays Motorcycle Speedway is gearing up for its 27th season at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Opening night is Friday, May 20, with the first of six events in the Team SOS Challenge the following week.
In addition to the usual divisions from adults down to kids, Fast Fridays’ 19-race schedule will include four appearances by the popular sidecars, including the extreme sidecar nationals Sept. 3; and USA vs. the World.`
Fast Fridays has added a pairs championship this year, with teams of two facing each other.
Sally Dawley, known around town – and nationwide – as the “Butt Lady of Auburn,” is moving.
In just a short time, Auburn residents and passers-by no longer will see the lady in the bright yellow-green T-shirt picking up and sweeping up “poisonous” cigarette butts, warning dogs out for a leisurely walk and babies in their mother’s womb, “Don’t ever smoke.”
Dawley was at 2,206,365 butts – “Thanks to all the smokers,” she said – and counting when she stopped at the Auburn Journal on April 27 to pick up a new yellow-green tee that read “AUBURN BUTT LADY RETIRED!” stamped across the front. The shirt was passed around and signed by Journal staffers for a smiling Sally, though she wasn’t smiling at the thought of leaving.