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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: Auburn blues fest features Kenny Neal, Big Brother

The blues are back in an outdoor setting for a second straight year at the Northern California Blues Festival in Auburn. El Dorado County promoter Jason Haxton is fielding a stron ...

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 ...

Media Life: Author avoids “normal” Foresthill in new book

A face familiar in Placer County’s courtrooms for two decades has parlayed all that experience into a book that is already creating waves in, of all places, Foresthill. Undoubte ...

Media Life: James Taylor’s virtuoso sideman on tap for Auburn gig

Auburn is getting one of the good ones June 3. Guitar player Michael Landau will be bringing not only his three-piece band to the State Theater but also a ton of studio and back-u ...