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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: 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 ...

Media Life: Placer’s forest, rail past finds form in book, exhibit

One of the more respected history experts in the Auburn area has just come out with a new book and “Romantic Tahoe” is a labor of love that should be of particular interest in ...

Media Life: Auburn’s State Theater head count bodes well for future

The State Theater has had many more hits than misses in the less than 20-month time-span since it opened its doors for live shows and films. For a venue that can smoosh in a maxim ...

Media Life: Auburn 49 Fire hero wins big on TV’s “Wipeout”

Corey Kilroy’s heroism during the 49 Fire has turned into a springboard for some nationwide TV fame and a win on the wacky, obstacle course show “Wipeout.” A 30-year-old Plac ...