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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 ...

Turnaround trip

Talk about a power nap. Krystyna McKnight took hers at the highest point in the contiguous United States. Sure it was just a “15-minute snooze” in her words, but at 14, ...

Media Life: Cast grows for Cool area’s “The Divide” movie

Veteran actor-director Perry (“Day After Tomorrow,” “Riptide”) King and Left For Dead Productions’ have cast a crucial role in “The Divide,&rdqu ...

Media Life: “Louie Louie” singer’s Applegate sister remembers

It was a request from an older brother that she felt duty bound to help with – as sisters often do. Applegate’s Jill Zander recalls she was a junior at Washington High ...

"Butt lady of Auburn" surpasses 100,000 mark

What cigarette butts lurk in the heart of Auburn? Sally Dawley knows. Like an unwitting hero driven to do the right thing, she has made clearing the streets of trash a personal mis ...

Auburn’s past a tale of vitality, survival

There are eight million stories in the naked city ... and a handful of pretty cool ones right here in Auburn. Then again, stories abound in a town with a rich history such as our ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Rosie Stilwell refines the art of volunteering

It was about the time that Rosie Stilwell became an “empty nester’ that her interest in the arts went from casual observer to “mover and shaker.” A charter ...