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Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

Media Life: Dutch Flat, Gold Run, Towle get their due in new book

Art Sommers has made a second career out of giving Placer County-area residents a glimpse into their past through his collection of historic postcards and photos. Sommers has spen ...

Media Life: Tourism article could spark search for 42-foot naked man

Ouch. It’s always a big deal when Auburn gets written up in the pages of a big-city newspaper. By big city, we’re talking about the rarified air of an L.A. or New Yor ...

Media Life: Gold Hill history awash with samurai, silkworms

  GOLD HILL – Just a couple of meandering miles along Cold Springs Road from Coloma sits one of those Gold Country treasures that reminds visitors just how historically ...

Media Life: Prized 1848 Gold Rush nugget gets its due in Smithsonian list

  “Hey boys, by God, I believe I’ve found a gold mine.” Any school kid heard the story and many took the long, winding ride in the big yellow bus to a plac ...

Media Life: 1960s TV political drama has little-known link to Auburn

These days, the suits in LA would probably laugh the idea of a TV show with a state legislator as its hero out the door, down the hall and onto the curb. But back in early Novembe ...

Media Life: Nostalgic Auburn Facebook page floods memory banks

  You have to hand it to the social network Facebook. It’s really opened up a lot of doors for nostalgia to sneak in and push some of the levers connected to many peopl ...

Media Life: Auburn graveyard giving departed their due

Alexander Owen Bell was one of those colorful characters in the early days of Auburn whose story lives long after his death in 1895. People back then knew him as “Pike,&rdqu ...