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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 ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Water officials concerned over water supplies; Do you have faith in the federal government?; Media Life

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With winter feeling more like spring, the prospect of a very dry 2014 has water officials concerned. Reporter Gus Thomson is writing about how the Plac ...

Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Local doctors talk about the effects of Affordable Care Act; ARD votes on bike track tonight; Fire station in Newcastle gets facelift and Del Oro football

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: With most of the facets of the Affordable Care Act now in place, some area doctors are concerned about coverage for certain types of care. Reporter Gus ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Mandarin festival this weekend in Auburn; Remembering the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination and Media Life

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Ready to get your mandarin on? The Mountain Mandarin Festival is coming to the Gold Country Fairgrounds starting tomorrow. Reporter Andrew Westrope wil ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Power line project causes concern in Meadow Vista; See’s Candies fundraiser to begin in Auburn and local stages light up with performances

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: There’s a large project underway to put power lines under ground in the Meadow Vista area. However, some local residents have not been entirely h ...

Media Life: 1960s TV political drama has little-known link to Auburn

These days, the suits in LA would probably laugh the idea of a TV show with a state legislator as its hero out the door, down the hall and onto the curb. But back in early Novembe ...

Media Life: Nostalgic Auburn Facebook page floods memory banks

  You have to hand it to the social network Facebook. It’s really opened up a lot of doors for nostalgia to sneak in and push some of the levers connected to many peopl ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Halsey Forebay undergoing work; Placer/Colfax football showdown Friday and Media Life

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Have you noticed earth movers rolling around in the Halsey Forebay? Reporter Andrew Westrope is writing about the drainage of the reservoir and what&rs ...