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Media Life: Auburn-area oddities pepper Ripley’s Believe It or Not

It seems that Gibson, the late, great, world’s tallest dog, isn’t the only Ripley’s Believe It or Not book entry this year. As Media Life reported last week, the Grass Valley ...

Media Life: World’s tallest canine lives on in pages of new book

Gibson is gone but readers of the 2010 volume of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” will see a nice tribute to the late, great world’s tallest dog. The Nevada County resident was ...

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 ...

Media Life:Voices of past, present make for Auburncentric Christmas

Classic Christmas tales from the Golden Age of Radio, voices from the area’s gold mining past, and a newly minted Auburn record ready for gifting under the tree, are some of the ...

Media Life:Of moviemaking, TV tests and saving a building

Hallmark is back in the area to film – this time in the El Dorado Hills at a ranch that takes in injured and abused horses. The Grace Foundation welcomed actor Peter Strauss – ...

Media Life:Timing right for Auburn author’s subprime meltdown thriller

“Ripped from today’s headlines” may be one of those old gumshoe-style phrases. But it fit perfectly when Jeffrey Schlaman’s novel “Subprime Factor” rolled off the Syne ...

Media Life: 1960s band a link to bring folk musician to Auburn

When finger-style, folk guitar player and songwriter Jack Williams arrives for an Oct. 22 concert in Auburn, he’ll be greeted by a familiar face from his musical past. Williams, ...

Media Life: TV's "Survivor" has Placer County, Auburn rooting for "adventurous granny"

Keep an eye on “Survivor Gabon: Earth’s Last Eden” contestant Jill Larson. She’s the “adventurous granny” in an initial group of 17 “Survivor” contestants competin ...

Media Life:ESPY nomination for Auburn’s Bassmaster champ Skeet Reese

Skeet Reese’s win last year as Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year has vaulted him into the running for a fan-focused ESPY award. The Auburn fishing pro is one of five n ...

Media Life: Guitar Hero’s Doppler on radar for Foresthill concert

Doug Doppler isn’t planning to break out the lighter fluid and set his guitar on fire a la early idol Jimi Hendrix when he takes to an outdoor stage in Foresthill on July 5. But ...