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Foreigner’s sax man unplugged

Foreigner’s Tom Gimbel is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing everything from the keyboards to the flute, but he spends most of his time on stage nailing all the high n ...

'Lightning Boy' was born to rock

While other teens can barely make it through Van Halen’s “Eruption” on Guitar Hero, Kory Gibbs rocks out on stage with a real, sometimes double-neck guitar to cro ...

Fall is like opening a brand new box of crayons

The end of summer marks the beginning of the harvest season for some of my favorite produce — produce that inspires, like corn, figs, tomatoes, watermelon, honeydew, apples, ...

Drought, Cool ranchland paints rustic cinematic backdrop

A movie about drought both personal and climatological, “The Divide” has started filming on ranchland in the Cool area of El Dorado County. The independent film featur ...

Meadow Vista contingent joins 30,000 workers in Detroit

Pastor Charlane Lines, of Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, went to Detroit with three youth from the congregation to attend the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) ...

New officers set to SOAR

Soroptimist International of the American River (SOAR), recently installed new officers and Board members for the 2015-2016 year. Back row, from left, Laura Moskwa (past president) ...

Cannizzaro sworn in as American Legion Vice Commander

Steve Cannizzaro, of Foresthill, was sworn in as Area One Department of California American Legion Vice Commander. His duties will involve overseeing the functions of all seven dis ...

Trio from Troop 19 pitch in to help

Three Boy Scouts from Troop 19 in Auburn recently completed a service project at the New Auburn Cemetery. The scouts - Ayden Danovaro, Jason Kirby and Lucien Shelton -  spent ...

Hannah Jane Kile's release party brings ‘Little Blue Heron’ to light

It hasn’t even been half a year since we spoke with Hannah Jane Kile, but in her world, that was half a CD ago. At that time, she was deeply immersed in the making of “ ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

Get back Constable Jack, let’s do this again

There really was a Constable Jack. I’m not talking about the bar; most of us remember the Newcastle fixture that closed its doors five years ago. But that building was owned ...

Jon Pauling seems to have found what he’s looking for

When you take a look at Jon Pauling’s list of musical influences, all of the requisite ones are there for a guy his age (50). Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and Zep, the Johnnies C ...

A little creativity turns a good tomato sandwich into great

The tomato sandwich is one of my all-time favorites. I have many fond memories coming home after school and throwing a quick tomato sandwich together to curb my cravings. Toasted w ...

Filmmaker sets interactive video series in Placer County

Tom Mowchan, owner of Immagix Media, has been coordinating with the Placer County Film Commission on a new creative endeavor. Operating out of Grass Valley, he’s filming self ...

Ben Black chose hope after terminal cancer diagnosis

Ben Black, a 38-year-old Placer High School grad and local window-cleaning business owner, died Aug. 5 after a courageous, hope-filled battle with terminal cancer. Black continued ...