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Media Life: Outlaw country’s Billy Joe Shaver OK’d to Party in the Park

Party in the Park has dodged a bullet. Outlaw country music legend Billy Joe Shaver’s appearance at the June 18 music fest in North Auburn had been in question last week because ...

Media Life: Shooting puts country legend Billy Joe Shaver’s Auburn show in jeopardy

Billy Joe Shaver is a country music legend, an original outlaw songwriter from Central Texas whose music has been recorded by the greats – from Elvis to Waylon to Willie to Dylan ...

Media Life: Western States Trail documentary to air on TV

Auburn’s endurance roots are revealed to a wide-ranging TV audience later this month when Sacramento’s KVIE airs the documentary “They Crossed the Mountains: The History of t ...

Media Life: Singer Bill Champlin takes turn from Chicago into Newcastle

Bill Champlin made a bold move this summer for his music. He left the comfort of a steady gig and a solid paycheck with classic rock band Chicago to do it his way and make his own ...

"What next?": 49 Fire couple copes with devastation of loss

Bleak and oppressive, an unrelenting rainstorm moved into Auburn, presenting Joe Castelli and Faye Matthews-Castelli with yet more challenges in replacing the things they left behi ...

Media Life: Reluctant Pilot Hill cheerleader pens a Penguin novel

Golden Sierra High School students from the early Reagan era may remember her as “the reluctant cheerleader,” newly published author Shana Mahaffey recalls with a laugh. Mahaf ...

Money does grow on trees for Auburn owner of rare palm

It’s not often that you have a 15-ton, 30-foot-high asset growing in your backyard. Roger and Chris Jacobs discovered that their Chilean wine palm was both rare and valuable whe ...

Media Life: Auburn-area oddities pepper Ripley’s Believe It or Not

It seems that Gibson, the late, great, world’s tallest dog, isn’t the only Ripley’s Believe It or Not book entry this year. As Media Life reported last week, the Grass Valley ...

Could typo cost Placer taxpayers $117,000?

A contractor is claiming a misplaced decimal point on a bid – and Placer County’s stubbornness – will cost taxpayers $117,000. Steve Hunter, Tricorp Construction president, ...

49 Fire: Auburn still generous, victims still needy, one month later

The 49 Fire is making people forget the burst housing bubble and shove past the remnants of a crippling recession. The community is giving and giving deeply. A month after the 49 ...