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Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Dorothy Vettling celebrates 101st birthday Saturday

Dorothy Vettling joined a small club Saturday. Celebrating her 101st birthday Saturday night with 34 family and friends at the Monte Vista Inn, Vettling is one of&n ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...

Ron Montana’s 5 Movies To See Before You Die

It’s more than the popcorn-spilling action or a megastar’s latest turn on the big screen when Auburn writer Ron Montana plunks down cash to take in a movie. What he&rs ...

Braden keeps it all in check

Arthur L. Braden is a U.S. Chess Federation Original Life Master currently ranked 103 for all active players in California, and in the past has the reached 151st in the U.S.  ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...

Goodbye legendary “No. 25 Thai Hot”

In deference to both the bold and the less adventurous, David’s Thai Cuisine has always left the choice up to the diner. There’s a graded scale of peppery heat that&rs ...

Media Life: Emmy goes to … Placer County product again

It’s been a decade since Todd Stanley and his brother Doug welcomed an Auburn Journal reporter and photographer over to their shared Ophir house to talk excitedly about this ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Media Life: Placer High grads' talents displayed on big screen, famous trails

The judges at New England’s biggest and most prestigious film festival liked what they saw in a documentary Placer High graduate Eric F. Martin played a key role in bringing ...

Cruisin’ with The King in Auburn

It’s a Cadillac Coupe de Ville fit for The King. And owner Mariano Sanchez isn’t afraid to bust out the accoutrements of royalty when Cruise Nite rolls around. The ol ...

Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

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 ...