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Media Life: Auburn blues fest features Kenny Neal, Big Brother

The blues are back in an outdoor setting for a second straight year at the Northern California Blues Festival in Auburn. El Dorado County promoter Jason Haxton is fielding a stron ...

Media Life: Fangoria features Auburn horror film musician-composer

Fright make-up guru Tom Savini made the cover but for Auburn’s Christopher Crites an appearance in the pages of horror magazine Fangoria is a huge triumph. Crites is the subject ...

Media Life: Evicted courthouse swallows take their case to Auburn city hall

There’s really no way to prove where they came from. But since early spring, for the first time in recent memory, swallows are taking up residence in the nooks and crannies of A ...

Media Life: Auburn author expands into the wide world of apps

Auburn pop-up book creator extraordinaire David Carter is flexing his imaginative muscle in the app world. The New York Times best-selling pop-up book author has teamed with Wilto ...

Media Life: Author avoids “normal” Foresthill in new book

A face familiar in Placer County’s courtrooms for two decades has parlayed all that experience into a book that is already creating waves in, of all places, Foresthill. Undoubte ...

Media Life: James Taylor’s virtuoso sideman on tap for Auburn gig

Auburn is getting one of the good ones June 3. Guitar player Michael Landau will be bringing not only his three-piece band to the State Theater but also a ton of studio and back-u ...

Media Life: Talk radio star brings movie, band for State Theater premiere

Fans of twangy rockers Joe Getty & The Dead Flowers will get a double-shot of the band May 14 in Auburn.The band, which includes talk radio wonder Joe Getty and Auburn’s own ...

Media Life: Colfax High grad’s new book perks up Starbucks CEO

When you’re getting high praise from the likes of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, there has to be a reason. For Peter Sims – author, speaker, entrepreneur and Colfax High School ...

Media Life: Mystery message in a bottle finds way back to Auburn

You’ve heard the song by The Police. Or maybe seen the movie starring Kevin Costner. In a world of instant e-mails and text messages, the old message in a bottle still has its pl ...

Media Life: Auburn producer springboards from “Deadliest Catch” to global 3D event

Auburn’s Doug Stanley has left “Deadliest Catch” behind to start his own production company and he already has a big fish on the end of his line. Stanley’s Ridgeline Enter ...

Media Life: Seldom-viewed 1943 mural paints picture of Auburn’s past

The geniuses who decided to gut Auburn’s State Theater in the early 1970s and make it a twin-screen theater did at least one thing right. They kept a mural depicting Auburn near ...

Media Life: Pioneer World War II pilot Betty Wood forgotten in Auburn

From time to time, this reporter would bump into a sun-splashed photo of Betty Wood and her story – or at least the partial one that was available at the time. It’s in a bound ...

Media Life: Cool, quintuple killer left mark on Placer crime annals

In the world of high crimes and misdemeanors, baby-faced quintuple killer Ray Latshaw tops an ignominious list in Placer County. The recent retirement of District Attorney Brad Fe ...

Media Life: It’s been a wonderful Media Life in 2010

In the spirit of the Christmas holidays, here’s a look back at some of Media Life's highlights over the past 12 months: Reese reaches millions Pro angler Skeet Reese featured o ...

Media Life: TV newswoman’s restaurant enterprise spawns move into salsa

Bay Area TV reporter Jodi Hernandez isn’t about to give up her day job with KNTV. But Hernandez, a Colfax High School graduate who grew up in Auburn, has taken recent national e ...