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Muralist adds local color – wall by wall

If you visit Colfax, Foxey McCleary’s art work is hard to miss. From downtown murals on stone walls and the sides of buildings to a striking series of self-portraits in a l ...

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 ...

Goodbye legendary “No. 25 Thai Hot”

In deference to both the bold and the less adventurous, David’s Thai Cuisine has always left the choice up to the diner. There’s a graded scale of peppery heat that&rs ...

Colfax Record owner William J. Brehm Sr. dies after long battle with cancer

William J. Brehm Sr., 89, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer at his home in Poway, Calif.  Brehm, the head of Brehm Communications Inc., owned more than 60 daily, we ...

Colfax senior recognized for academic achievement

The National Society of High School Scholars has recognized Colfax High School senior Jeff Holt for his superior academic achievement. The 17-year-old resident of Meadow Vista is ...

Media Life: Emmy goes to … Placer County product again

It’s been a decade since Todd Stanley and his brother Doug welcomed an Auburn Journal reporter and photographer over to their shared Ophir house to talk excitedly about this ...

Local artist discovers natural born talent

Fred Potts of Lincoln didn’t discover his natural born talent until after his life took a turn for the worse. About a year back, Potts herniated four discs in his back, whi ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Cruisin’ with The King in Auburn

It’s a Cadillac Coupe de Ville fit for The King. And owner Mariano Sanchez isn’t afraid to bust out the accoutrements of royalty when Cruise Nite rolls around. The ol ...

Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...

Placer County resident publishes memoirs of Peace Corps Duty Written Home from Caribbean Island of Dominica in the Early 1990s

Mary Ann Bachman Kollenberg, who has roots in Lincoln and lived in other Placer County cities, recently self-published letters she wrote during her Peace Corps duty in the early 19 ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Media Life: ‘D-Train’ movie has Colfax, Placer connection

Colfax High School class of ’96 grad Matthew Medlin’s latest credit in Hollywood’s film industry is a notable one. He’s a unit production manager and line p ...

Media Life: “Louie Louie” singer’s Applegate sister remembers

It was a request from an older brother that she felt duty bound to help with – as sisters often do. Applegate’s Jill Zander recalls she was a junior at Washington High ...