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D.C. health care debate, concerns filter through Placer County communities

The national health care debate is also a passionate subject locally. For some Auburn-area residents opposed to plans now moving onto the U.S. Senate floor, it’s an issue that c ...

Media Life: Auburn forecast is now sunny with a chance of pumpkin

“Sploomph” That was the sound when Auburn’s Great Pumpkin hit the pavement on Halloween Eve. Behind the thrill of watching a 1,149-pound, round mound of orange plummet to t ...

Smashing pumpkins set for Old Town Auburn Halloween Eve drop

It’s the Great Pumpkin Drop, Charlie Brown. And if things go as planned, Placer County’s biggest pumpkin ever – weighing in at 1,149 pounds – will rise “out of the pumpk ...

Media Life: Reluctant Pilot Hill cheerleader pens a Penguin novel

Golden Sierra High School students from the early Reagan era may remember her as “the reluctant cheerleader,” newly published author Shana Mahaffey recalls with a laugh. Mahaf ...

Media Life: Of NASCAR pols, TV newbies, saving WWII relics and Gilbert

You’ve gotta admire Assemblyman Ted Gaines for his adaptability. Word from the environmental camp is that Gaines, the Roseville Republican whose district includes Auburn, will b ...

How to: Call football play-by play

Pete Dufour grew up next to a transistor radio with an earplug, listening to Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons do Giants games and Bill King call the Warriors. “I was really into spor ...

Media Life: “Supernanny” on hunt for out-of-control Placer County kids

Placer County’s most dysfunctional families are wanted in a casting call for TV’s “Supernanny” that lands Aug. 23 in Roseville. The ABC reality show is on the hunt for all ...

Media Life: Auburn about to take a walk on the wool side

Expect a plethora of celebrity sightings Thursday when the Art Walk returns to Auburn. Placer School for Adults’ advanced knitting class will be showing off 25 knitted celebriti ...

Make like the Fonz to fight the swine flu

Handshakes are on their way out as swine flu concerns mount. At least temporarily. Instead, health-conscious Placer County residents may want to channel their inner Fonz. A thumb ...

Media Life: Auburn has a new way to avoid The Rush -- Laura Ingraham

Conservative talk radio superstar Rush Limbaugh will soon be getting some right-wing competition when The Laura Ingraham Show goes live weekday mornings on Auburn’s KAHI 950. Th ...