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Hit hard by economy, Newcastle’s Constable Jack’s closing

Like many other businesses caught in a prolonged economic slump that has hit particularly hard in Placer County, Newcastle’s Constable Jack’s blues club gamely battled for surv ...

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: World’s tallest canine lives on in pages of new book

Gibson is gone but readers of the 2010 volume of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” will see a nice tribute to the late, great world’s tallest dog. The Nevada County resident was ...

Media Life: Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon pens tribute to 49 Fire hero

Tesla lead guitarist Frank Hannon was paying attention to the stories coming out of the catastrophic Aug. 30 fire in Auburn and has commemorated one act of heroism in a song. Hann ...

Media Life:Comic’s death brings back Auburn movie memories

The death of actor-comedian Dom DeLuise this past week brings to mind the making of a low-budget movie in and around Auburn in 1991 that included his son, Peter DeLuise in the cast ...

Media Life: Greed making a comeback in Auburn

Residents of Placer County living close to the old Lincoln Highway back in the fall of 1924 would likely have scratched their heads over the sight of three long and powerful Cadill ...