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Passion for motorcycles leads to Hall of Fame honor

At 84, Neil Fergus has a passion for all-things motorcycle that has never abated. And the rural Auburn resident steps into the unfamiliar spotlight this weekend when he is inducte ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Looking for the Greatest Generation? Find a pinochle game

Looking for a few members of the Greatest Generation? Look no further than your friendly neighborhood pinochle game. At North Auburn’s Multipurpose Senior Center, the crew ...

Kiefer appreciates the English language

American River College English professor Christian Kiefer will see hard copies of his book, “The Animals” hit the stands on Monday. The modern day noir novel — ab ...

Long doesn’t make it easy for his book’s characters — or himself

Jason Sinclair Long’s book “Tiny Giants,” is a compilation of 101 stories culled from his year-long quest to write a story a day for 365 consecutive days. These p ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...

Placer Community Foundation board members in the news

Placer Community Foundation (PCF) welcomed long-time board members Justice Keith Sparks and Kelly Richardson to its Emeritus Board. Sparks and Richardson, among other forward-think ...

Bear Yuba Land Trust recognizes conservationists Funk, Motter

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) recognized two lifetime conservationists at its annual Oak Tree Bash: Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony in March at the historic North Star House in Gra ...

E.V. Cain gets ‘Quality’ assist

Tanya Randall, left, presents a check for $1,000 to Cindy Giove, principal of E. V. Cain STEM Charter Middle School. The money was donated by Quality Housing Development Corporatio ...

Runners to the rescue

One of the more unnerving things about human trafficking is that it could conceivably take place on any street corner in any city. In fact, some reports have had Sacramento as the ...

Media Life: Auburn stunt guru aids Marvel Universe Live!

Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena will be welcoming one of the biggest, boldest and baddest bits of bombast seen in this area for quite some time when “Marvel Universe Liv ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Traumatic brain injury can’t lessen Colfax man’s resolve

Mark Anderson is a familiar face to shoppers at Colfax’s Mar-Val Sierra Market, packing groceries and helping carry bags out to their vehicles. Beyond that occasional friend ...