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Media Life: Seldom-viewed 1943 mural paints picture of Auburn’s past

The geniuses who decided to gut Auburn’s State Theater in the early 1970s and make it a twin-screen theater did at least one thing right. They kept a mural depicting Auburn near ...

Media Life: Pioneer World War II pilot Betty Wood forgotten in Auburn

From time to time, this reporter would bump into a sun-splashed photo of Betty Wood and her story – or at least the partial one that was available at the time. It’s in a bound ...

Media Life: Cool, quintuple killer left mark on Placer crime annals

In the world of high crimes and misdemeanors, baby-faced quintuple killer Ray Latshaw tops an ignominious list in Placer County. The recent retirement of District Attorney Brad Fe ...

Media Life: It’s been a wonderful Media Life in 2010

In the spirit of the Christmas holidays, here’s a look back at some of Media Life's highlights over the past 12 months: Reese reaches millions Pro angler Skeet Reese featured o ...