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Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Transplant patients ready to play ball

The Sacramento Kings will play host to the Golden State Warriors tonight, but the more important game will start at 6:30 p.m. on the Kings’ home court. The Donate Life Reci ...

The bittersweet Americanization of Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Wistful and painful memories fill the pages of Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s new book “Starting from Loomis and Other Stories.” Kashiwagi, 91, lives in San Francisco now. ...

Media Life: New book a guide to American River canyon, life

  You have to hand it to Eric Peach and Co. for coming up with not only a new and improved edition of “The American River Insider’s Guide” but also sneaking ...

Furry friends provide support to those in need

From the tragic aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut to the stress and angst of finals week at Sacramento State University, friendly dogs in vests ...

Janet Livingston Deutsch Memorial Blood Drive lives on

When Janet Deutsch was struck down with a massive bacterial strep infection and toxic shock syndrome that required two major surgeries and 27 pints of blood, the school where she t ...

‘Auburn Amy’ digs for treasures in the Gold Country

LAKE OF THE PINES -- All that is gold does not glitter, but Auburn resident Amy Baldisamo can spot it anyway. She says she’s been a treasure hunter since childhood, but not ...

Counter-protestors show up to support Granite Bay High theater students

Love and hate were potentially going to battle it out Thursday evening at Granite Bay High School as theater students prepared to perform “The Laramie Project” inside a ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Berlant confident after bout with cancer

Most people in Auburn who know Daniel Berlant know him as the cheerful board president of the Auburn Union School District board, the energetic face of Cal Fire and now, a proud ca ...

Media Life: Embattled “Duck Dynasty” star gets Placer Facebook boost

“Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson is back in the spotlight this week, with a big boost from a Placer County resident who led the Facebook campaign to keep Wacky Phi ...

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 ...

Auburn shows its Veterans Day spirit, appreciation

It was Auburn’s annual community hug time, as thousands turned out Monday to say a warm, collective “thank you” to veterans serving the nation since World War II. ...