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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Media Life: R&B pioneer’s grave marker turns up in Auburn

It’s a mystery that has Auburn’s Brianna Rubio perplexed. Actually, many people. It started with the discovery of a grave marker in the yard of a North Auburn property ...

Rodeo clown is goodwill ambassador in baggy pants

In the world of rodeo, when you do good, you get a shiny silver buckle – not a trophy or a plaque. And rodeo clown Justin Rumford, who will be appearing next weekend at the ...

Hundreds gather for child’s memorial

  Downtown Lincoln’s streets were filled Friday afternoon with friends and family of Blake Cronkhite, 5, who died April 12 in an ATV accident. Jayden Secrest, 3, of Ci ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...