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Media Life: Reporter’s-eye view was up close on day Mike Davis died

  It was a barrage of shots that crackled through a quiet residential area of Auburn. It  was a barrage of shots that continue to reverberate in the local and national ...

Media Life: State Theatre work unearths long-lost 1930 art deco treasure

A vertically challenged genie? A variation on the theatrical “tragedy-comedy” mask, this time memorializing loud acting? A stylized tribute to Aztec culture run amok? ...

Feat of clay

This is how I begin my “Art of Sculpting” classes: My students, for the most part, have had little or no sculpting experience and in some cases, have never even touch ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Frankly, Scarlett, someone does give a damn

It was 75 years ago that America watched Atlanta burn, Scarlett scheme and Rhett Butler curse for the first time in American cinema. “Gone with the Wind,” the 1939 clas ...

Media Life: Turkey vultures making fleeting presence known in Auburn

Auburn’s Deren Ross informs Media Life that the skies over Auburn are sporadically alive these days with the annual southward flight of turkey vultures. Several hundred moved ...

Media Life: Auburncentric movie magic in pre-production, soon onscreen

Media Life has a twin-bill of Auburncentric film developments this week. One is soon to be seen onscreen in the latest movie by director Jason Reitman. The other is closer to hom ...

Capitol memorial honors 9/11 victims, families

SACRAMENTO — Flags hung at half-staff over the west steps of the state Capitol as more than 60 people gathered Thursday to pay tribute to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2 ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker scores with real-life ‘Harry Potter’ quidditch movie

Eric F. Martin grew up in Auburn during the height of Harry Pottermania. So when fellow filmmaker Farzad Sangari came to him in 2013 with hundreds of hours of footage on the real- ...

Young chef dreams of TV future

Think of the 10-year-olds you know. Do they cook, raise money for good causes and have aspirations of filling a major network time-slot with their very own cooking show? More than ...