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Auburn poised to clock in for time change

For owners of old and prized clocks in Auburn, it brings on an uncomfortable quandary. If you’re someone who has trouble because of a penchant for sleeping in, Sunday will g ...

Auburn Halloween haunts tingle spines, funny bones

When Auburn couple Robin and Tony Gallego set up for Halloween, they say they’re going for the mild scare – not the out-and-out frightfest. Since they moved to their n ...

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 ...

Media Life: Of new radio, missing castles, harps and Dow Jones

It’s about time on this one. Placer County resident Pat Walsh has been the “sports guy” at Sacramento’s KFBK for 17 years. If there’s anyone who dese ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

Media Life: Major Philly exhibition for Placer-grown artist

Before his death seven years ago at 41, Jason Rhoades created a body of work that startles, challenges preconceptions, amuses and sparks awe. Now, after years of critical acclaim ...

Water witchery brings magic to Placer County well searches

Wendell Ellis grips the ends of two narrow strands of steel, one in each fist. The ends are pointing straight ahead. He – or more correctly “they” – are in ...

Media Life: Fifth Emmy win for ‘Deadliest Catch” Placer product

Reality TV juggernaut “Deadliest Catch” was back in the winners’ circle at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this month, with Placer County product Todd Stanley agai ...

Two locals cross Mount Whitney off the bucket list

Jim Fuller and John Marin can cross climbing the highest peak in the lower 48 states off of their bucket lists after scaling Mount Whitney in August. Fuller, 70, a semi-retired p ...