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Media Life: Big Emmy wins for Placer’s “Deadliest Catch” connection

A “Deadliest Catch” episode, much of it shot from the understanding eye of local lensman Todd Stanley, has ended up wooing and winning over Emmy Awards voters. Stanley, a Lotu ...

Media Life: Should Gilbert be remembered with Central Square statue?

Talk in town has already turned to a statue for Gilbert Ortega, Auburn’s cycling free spirit who died last Friday at 82. The economic downturn may put that lofty goal on the back ...

Media Life: Taste of Auburn tantalizing global TV's tastebuds

Locavore activist Joanne Neft has snagged a share of the national spotlight for Auburn’s farm markets and the cookbook she co-authored “Placer County Real Food.” Neft and so ...

Media Life: “Deadliest Catch” Emmy promises to be bittersweet moment

Todd Stanley would want it any other way but come a glitzy evening in September, he’s part of the “Deadliest Catch” team that’s a sentimental favorite to pick up at least o ...

Media Life: Sickle slayer shattered peace of summer of 1971

Let’s set the Media Life time machine back 40 years ago to the summer of 1971 in Auburn and examine one of the most disturbing murder cases in the annals of area crime history. ...

Media Life: Victim's-eye view captures daring high Sierra rescue

When you think law-enforcement footage, it’s usually out-of-control, shirtless males being cuffed on “Cops.” But YouTube and a very portable digital video camera have capture ...

Media Life: Tale of three bears adds to Western States 100 mystique

Add a protective mama bear and two cubs to the legend and lore of the Western States 100. But don’t expect the trio of bad-news bruins to lumber off into the sunset just yet. The ...

Media Life: Fangoria features Auburn horror film musician-composer

Fright make-up guru Tom Savini made the cover but for Auburn’s Christopher Crites an appearance in the pages of horror magazine Fangoria is a huge triumph. Crites is the subject ...

Media Life: Evicted courthouse swallows take their case to Auburn city hall

There’s really no way to prove where they came from. But since early spring, for the first time in recent memory, swallows are taking up residence in the nooks and crannies of A ...

Media Life: Auburn author expands into the wide world of apps

Auburn pop-up book creator extraordinaire David Carter is flexing his imaginative muscle in the app world. The New York Times best-selling pop-up book author has teamed with Wilto ...