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Class of 2014: Chana High School student overcomes grief to graduate

When 18-year-old Malinnah Clyde walks up to receive her high school diploma Friday, it will mark a bittersweet triumph over adversity. This past April, she lost her beloved &ldquo ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Media Life: Major Philly exhibition for Placer-grown artist

Before his death seven years ago at 41, Jason Rhoades created a body of work that startles, challenges preconceptions, amuses and sparks awe. Now, after years of critical acclaim ...

Perseverance pays off for Bear River grad

Look past Cindy Solomon’s academic and athletic accomplishments at Bear River High School and a picture emerges of a young woman about to graduate at Friday’s ceremony ...

Missing couple found near Foresthill after four-day ordeal in snow

AUBURN CA - A former Auburn resident is recovering from a four-day ordeal after his Porsche became stuck in the snow in a mountainous area east of Foresthill. Mark Schroeder, 55, ...

Welcome home for Foresthill soldier, one of last out of Iraq

SACRAMENTO CA - Flying back from a nation torn by war to a homeland where peace on Earth and goodwill toward men was being celebrated, U.S. Army Pfc. Tom Fitzinger was itching for ...

SoCal crash with suspected drunken driver takes life of former Auburn resident

Instead of marking Scott Francis Farinha’s 46th birthday this week, a well-known Auburn-area family is mourning his death in a San Bernardino County crash involving a drunken dri ...

Media Life: “Deadliest Catch” star’s death a personal loss for Lotus videographer

The “reality” in reality TV is hitting home hard in recent days for the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” The wildly popular, Emmy Award-winning series lost the cra ...

Media Life: Sundance Film Fest awards shine on Colfax producer’s movie

Sundance has been very good to Colfax High School grad and Weimar product Matt Medlin. Medlin was honored enough to have two films he co-produced – “Obselidia” and “Night ...

Media Life: Foresthill Bridge losing its stature to China spans

It’s one of the highest bridges in the U.S. and the world. And it’s a point of pride for area residents. But the Foresthill Bridge, alas, is shrinking in stature – both on ...