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Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment

When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...

Media Life: Bigger venue means bigger acts for Auburn’s State Theatre

Going from 130 seats to 320 means the 84-year-old State Theatre will re-open this October with an upgrade in entertainment for audiences. The simple math of the matter is that whi ...

Media Life: Penryn-made product brings Batman’s Gotham City to life

The entire cast of the Fox TV series “Gotham” enjoyed the ride. So did the mayor of San Diego. In a business suit. And a business tucked away in the Placer County bur ...

Media Life: Just how big is the Fox 40 anchorwoman scandal?

Never shy of taking a pointed stick and probing deep into the sleaze factor, Sacramento’s Fox 40 is now finding itself mired in its own journalistic mud bog. The Sacramento ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Gold Country Fair has country hitmaker on tap

Dallas-based hitmaker Steve Holy is set to turn the Gold Country Fair in Auburn just a little bit more country. Holy, who has reached the top of the Billboard country charts twice ...

Media Life: Auburn part of ‘Real Housewives of Orange  County’ drama

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” reality series now has an Auburn-centric twist. And one episode in, the drama is already at the “omigawd” level. ...

Placer Water installs new water main on Auburn's High Street

Two-way traffic was moving slowly but still flowing Thursday along Auburn’s High Street as Placer County Water Agency employees worked to install a new main down the center o ...

Reader Input: Auburn awash in rich history

Thank you, Gus Thomson, Anne Papineau and Al Albertazzi for all your articles on the history of Auburn. There is so much Auburn history you could each write about it every day an ...

Media Life: Auburn-area locales getting Disney, American Pickers screen time

Reality is flying up against fantasy this weekend as the Disney corporation releases “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The 3D computer-animated film is debuting in theaters ...

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...