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Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Colfax Record Chronciles for week of Nov. 26

Nov. 22, 1979 Thanksgiving CVFD puts out Frito                truck fire A Frito-Lay truck enroute to&n ...

Media Life: 12 Best Reasons for Auburnites to be Thankful

Auburn’s an original. And for that we can all be thankful for 365 days of the year. But on a long weekend where we gather to annually give thanks, what better time for a lis ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 Lost Landmarks

Think of a stopwatch counting down 4,500 seconds. That’s how long it took – from fire alarm to extinguished blaze – for flames to gut and ultimately destroy the ...

Media Life: Auburn Past and Present Photos Show Vanished Auburn

Auburn in the Great Depression became the subject of famed Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee during late 1940. Lee’s lens focused on the poor and the dis ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

Girls volleyball shoots for strong finish

In a perfect world, at least in the eyes of the Colfax High girls volleyball team, the Lady Falcons would be using the final days of the regular season next week to close in on thi ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

There's no quit in this team

From a historical context, Colfax High football coach Tony Martello would probably just rather sweep last week’s 55-21 loss to Lincoln’s Zebras underneath the rug. No ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Core's Corner

Nineteen years of inspiration and tradition, the KVMR Celtic Festival is full of interesting and kindhearted people. Everyone attending the festival is looking for a fun time an ...

Media Life: Auburn autumn entertainment options abound

While the weather has been cooler of late, the start of the fall means Auburn-area venues are turning up the heat on entertainment choices. The State Theatre leads the way as it m ...