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Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Media Life: Wisconsin pays tribute to Auburn caricaturist

    In terms of dollars, it’s not up there in the higher echelons of the art world. A recent online auction by Live Auctioneers in Dallas, Texas fetched a final ...

Media Life: National Geographic I-80 series highlights Auburn highway death

  AUBURN CA - Viewers of “Hell on the Highway,” the 10-part National Geographic Channel series on the travails of keeping Interstate 80 over Donner Summit safe in ...

Media Life: Placer ag gets cooking on new TV food show

AUBURN CA - Placer County’s farm bounty could soon be getting some wider exposure if Auburn’s leading locavore has her way. Joanne Neft took the opportunity this week during a ...

Media Life: TV’s “60 Minutes” explores Abramoff’s murky Placer connection

Placer County’s perception of Washington, D.C. politics has been getting a workout in recent weeks with the build-up to and sentencing of lobbyist Kevin Ring, a former top-level ...