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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 ...

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 ...

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

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 ...

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” ...

Local poet William O'Daly inspired by works of Pablo Neruda

In high school, William O’Daly was very much into political science. “Anything that could explain to me the meaning of community, how they work, what matters to the p ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

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 ...