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Media Life: Auburn titles creator helping raise profile of oft-ignored movie art form

“Up in the Air” was shut out on Oscar night – despite nominations for its two biggest names, George Clooney and director Jason Reitman. But the award season isn’t completel ...

Media Life: TV Olympics, Auburn festivals, Newcastle celebrity sightings and channel changes

The Winter Olympics were big in this area, with plenty of local Sierra Nevada heroes coming from the Tahoe region. KCRA 3 took advantage of the Feb. 12 to 28 excitement to post som ...

Media Life: Auburn’s mystery Olympian served as U.S. ambassador to South Africa in 1970s

With the Winter Olympic Games heading into the homestretch in Vancouver, it’s a good time to talk about Auburn’s little-known Olympian. By most counts, Auburn would have three ...

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: The Who’s Super Bowl show spotlights tribute to Colfax composer

You may know it as “Teenage Wasteland.” But the name of rock band The Who’s most timeless hit is actually “Baba O’Riley.” With CSI playing the heck out of it at the s ...

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 ...

Media Life:Donner Party film made in Placer County to blow into Sierra with storm

A big storm is rolling into the Sierra this Martin Luther King Jr. Day long weekend. And – more than fittingly – it’s projected to arrive around the time a new movie about t ...