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Media Life: KCRA recognized for coverage in sheriff’s deputy slayings

KCRA 3 has been honored with a national award for its coverage of the October shootings of two peace officers that started with a death in Sacramento and ended with the loss of Pla ...

Crime spree inspires novel

Duane Wilson remembers when they called it “shell shock.” He watched his uncle return from World War II emotionally scarred, but never treated for it. As a criminology ...

Media Life: Auburn sculptor creates Capitol’s new Reagan statue

A labor of love for many, a bronze statue of California Gov. Ronald Reagan – and, oh yes, a U.S. president as well – will be unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Mo ...

Mick Martin to “rock” Loomis for blues festival June 27

Bring your folding chairs, your appetite for barbecue and your kids to the Blues, Burgers, and Brew festival—one of the biggest family-friendly outdoor events to happen in Lo ...

Media Life: Of a Hitchcock blonde, great nails, Vietnam and Placer County

The BBC featured it. The New York Times wrote about it. And a well-received short film “Happy Hands” gave it the human element. The story that has emerged in recent ye ...

Media Life: Movie, book part of 1930s Auburn Airport hangar legacy

Kindopp? Kindopp? Kindopp? The name seemed familiar. And a serendipitous inquiry from a reader provided the answer. The reader wanted to get in touch with the subject of an Octo ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburnite’s Saint Motel in media feeding frenzy

Drummer Greg Erwin and his band Saint Motel continue on a roll that started less than a year ago with signings to major record labels Parlophone and Elektra in Europe and the U.S., ...

Congressional Gold Medal glow shines on Auburn fighter ace

Honors – collectively as well as singly – continue to come Auburn’s air ace Bud Anderson’s way. Anderson, who was designated a triple ace for credit to sho ...

Violinist goes back to where it all began

As a fourth grader, Zoe Schlussel never would have picked up a violin if she didn’t have to. But as a student in a Waldorf school, tradition dictates that at that age you stu ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...