jordan fisher smith

Reader Input: Land should remain free

I find it impossible to believe that the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) the very organization that started charging ten dollars a day to park on state HWY 49 because it needed ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker scores with real-life ‘Harry Potter’ quidditch movie

Eric F. Martin grew up in Auburn during the height of Harry Pottermania. So when fellow filmmaker Farzad Sangari came to him in 2013 with hundreds of hours of footage on the real- ...

Books, writing and publishers

I’m writing this last Thursday morning, the day of the final event of Auburn’s One Book One Community. So Jordan Fisher Smith’s Nature Noir is still on my mind, a ...

Celebrate reading with community

I can think of few things better than surrounding myself with people who feel the same way I do about books and writing and reading.      So imagine my delight las ...

Another View: A reading adventure worth sharing

Not too long ago, I found myself in the middle of the American River Canyon, right beside a ranger responding to a call of a missing runner out on the trails that would not end wel ...

Auburn murder mystery, dam politics revisited in community effort

  A murder mystery, tale of political intrigue and a nature book, “Nature Noir” is getting a closer look in the community it is set in. “Nature Noir,&rdquo ...

Media Life: Gold Rush grub with a twist of Lyme

Today’s California cuisine is a long way from a Hangtown fry or other Gold Rush grub but it traces its roots to mining communities like Auburn and Coloma (and Deadwood and Murder ...