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Media Life: Another Emmy for ‘Deadliest Catch” cinematographer?

Placer County product Todd Stanley is on the hunt for yet another Emmy to recognize the huge role he plays as cinematographer and producer on Discovery Channel’s “Deadl ...

Placer County resident publishes memoirs of Peace Corps Duty Written Home from Caribbean Island of Dominica in the Early 1990s

Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg, who has roots in Lincoln and lived in other Placer County cities, recently self-published letters she wrote during her Peace Corps duty in the early 19 ...

The fun of cooking is you never know what’s in store

I was walking through the market the other day when something caught my eye. The color was beautiful and it beckoned me to create a dish with it — heirloom carrots with beaut ...

Cochran graduates from Champlain College

Phillip Cochran of Auburn took part in Champlain College’s 137th Commencement ceremony on May 9 at Edmunds Field in Burlington, Vermont. A total of 503 undergraduates receive ...

Milton makes Dean’s List, graduates

Bethann Milton of Newcastle was among 200 students recognized at University of Jamestown,s 109th Commencement ceremony on May 9 at the Jamestown Civic Center. Milton was named to ...

White makes Dean’s List at Cal Lutheran

Brooks White of Foresthill, a business administration major, the spring Dean’s List at California Lutheran University. Students qualify for the list by maintaining a 3.6 gra ...

Negus Named to Dean’s List at Simpson University

Donald Negus of Auburn has been named to the Dean’s List at Simpson University for the spring 2015 semester. Negus is majoring in Pastoral Studies. To be eligible for the De ...

Fischer at Beef Leaders Insititute

Joe Fischer of Auburn represented California at the 2015 Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) in June in Saint Joseph, Mo. Sponsored by the Angus Foundation, BLI is designed to cultivate l ...

Gothard Sisters bring family-friendly Celtic music to town

The parents of the Gothard sisters introduced their three homeschooled girls to “River Dance” at a young age, according to their daughter, Greta Gothard, and the movie& ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Summer heat boosts the bounty for tomato harvest

As mid-summer approaches, tomato production reaches soaring proportions. At Maple Rock Gardens in Penryn, farm supervisor Theresa Thomas estimates the property has about 350 tomato ...

High Sierra sets the scene for horticulture tour

Landscaping in the Sierra will be on view for the Lake of the Sky Garden Club’s 2015 Truckee Garden tour Saturday, July 25. The tour, in its 27th year, takes in eight garden ...

Lavender farm is couple’s field of dreams

Bywater Hollow Lavender farm is a unique stop along Placer County’s Wine Trail between Auburn and Lincoln. The 13-acre farm is a family owned and operated establishment that ...