media life

Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment

When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...

Media Life: Penryn-made product brings Batman’s Gotham City to life

The entire cast of the Fox TV series “Gotham” enjoyed the ride. So did the mayor of San Diego. In a business suit. And a business tucked away in the Placer County bur ...

Media Life: Just how big is the Fox 40 anchorwoman scandal?

Never shy of taking a pointed stick and probing deep into the sleaze factor, Sacramento’s Fox 40 is now finding itself mired in its own journalistic mud bog. The Sacramento ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Gold Country Fair has country hitmaker on tap

Dallas-based hitmaker Steve Holy is set to turn the Gold Country Fair in Auburn just a little bit more country. Holy, who has reached the top of the Billboard country charts twice ...

Media Life: Auburn-area locales getting Disney, American Pickers screen time

Reality is flying up against fantasy this weekend as the Disney corporation releases “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The 3D computer-animated film is debuting in theaters ...

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

Media Life: Auburnite’s L.A. band Saint Motel signs with major label

Former Auburn resident Greg Erwin’s music career has just shifted into overdrive. Erwin’s band Saint Motel has signed a recording contract with Parlophone, a storied l ...

Media Life: 1860s rails, films and history mysteries crowd the column

Newcastle’s rail history brain trust Chris Graves will be setting down some historic artifacts from the early Central Pacific days for the public’s perusal on Sunday du ...

Media Life: Experience the spooktacular at Gold Country’s haunted hotels

It’s a tourist guidebook with a dark difference. Author Nancy K. Williams has combed the Gold Country for ghosts and spectral hauntings for decades, reveling in the history ...