william shockley

A time-honored walk along Auburn Ravine

We all know that Claude Chana discovered gold in Auburn Ravine Creek in 1848, but few of us pause to think much about the stream that gave birth to the city of Auburn. Part of the ...

Media Life: Invention with a quirky Auburn twist hits a milestone

  Perhaps a mere blip on the pop-culture radar to most folks. But a big jump in technology – with an Auburn twist – marks its 65th anniversary on Sunday. It was ...

Media Life: “Deadliest Catch” star’s death a personal loss for Lotus videographer

The “reality” in reality TV is hitting home hard in recent days for the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” The wildly popular, Emmy Award-winning series lost the cra ...

Media Life: The Who’s Super Bowl show spotlights tribute to Colfax composer

You may know it as “Teenage Wasteland.” But the name of rock band The Who’s most timeless hit is actually “Baba O’Riley.” With CSI playing the heck out of it at the s ...

Media Life: Ghost guide scares up Auburn area’s haunted habitats

The Huell Howser of the afterlife has come up with a travel guide that shows not only where the California Gold Country’s skeletons are buried but where their spirits are doing t ...

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:Auburn park’s Nobel Prize-winning donor has dark side

No doubt about it. William Shockley was one of the smartest humans on the planet. He was the co-winner of a Nobel Prize in 1956 for his groundbreaking work on transistors and Time ...