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Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

Jordan Balser logging key minutes at CSUEB

It wasn’t too long ago that Jordan Balser was carving up Pioneer Valley League hoop opposition with an assortment of drives to the basket, a deadly three-point shot from beyo ...

Media Life: Documentary, book focus on endurance

  Michigan Bluff’s Myles Smythe has melded a passion for running with a filmmaker’s drive to tell a story worth telling. The result is a new documentary called & ...

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

Polar pioneer to share inspirational story in Auburn

  He’s walked to both the north and south poles, becoming the first to do so. Now polar explorer Robert Swan will be sharing his inspirational adventure – a jour ...

Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

Santa leads double life as sports official

You’d better not pout. You’d better not cry. You’d better not elbow your opponent during a battle under the basket.   Santa may just blow the whistle o ...

Miniature world makes Auburn woman’s Christmas joyous

Imagine a world in miniature that bustles with activity, glistens with a nostalgic glow and lights up with Christmas spirit at the touch of a switch. Every year, Auburn’s Ma ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Placer County Pearl Harbor survivor, 95, recalls attack

The birthday in December is important. It’s Dec. 12 and Weimar’s Joe Mariani will turn 96. What’s his secret? “Maybe I got pickled in the Navy from drink ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Dorothy Vettling celebrates 101st birthday Saturday

Dorothy Vettling joined a small club Saturday. Celebrating her 101st birthday Saturday night with 34 family and friends at the Monte Vista Inn, Vettling is one of&n ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...