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Media Life: Wishbone Ash promises to take Auburn back to classic-style rock

Followers of the intricacies and fretboard fury of harmonic twin-lead-guitar playing – or just aficionados of classic Brit rock for that matter – will be in for a treat ...

Media Life: Wild Willie Slade's 1970 hoax inspires Ophir Prison Marching Band

  A humbug can be defined as a hoax meant in jest. Journey with us now to the days of yore – actually the late 1960s and early 1970s – to learn about one of the ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Auburn rodeo getting ready for return; Weighing in on school truancy laws; Auburn marine having distinguished career so far

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: After initially reporting the closure of the Auburn rodeo this year, the event is now gearing up for its April return. Reporter Amy Lobenberg is writin ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Student privacy in local schools; Former Placer inmate memorialized and local production company has new TV show

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Reporter Andrew Westrope is writing about how local schools and students would be affected under proposed legislation that would prevent companies unde ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Storm leaves more than water; Placer’s sheriff celebrates 40 years and Del Oro student headed to national 4-H conference

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: While the wet weather was badly needed, were there adverse effects? Reporter Gus Thomson is looking into areas of possible storm damage and will give u ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Investigation ongoing in Auburn skunk-trapping case; Auburn chef shares tips for senior health; Snow brings money to area ski resorts; and Symphony comes to school

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: We’re continuing to follow up on an earlier story about an Auburn resident whose unorthodox way of dispatching skunks has prompted an investigati ...