Arts & Entertainment

Media Life: Silence proving golden for Auburn filmmaker

When we last heard from Brandon Vedder, the Placer High grad and ace cinematographer was fresh off the success of 2012 documentary “La Source” and deep into a new proje ...

Loomis calendar, starting Jan. 14

Thursday, Jan. 14 Chamber Installation and Business Awards Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Goose Event Center, 3550 Taylor Road in Loomis. Tickets: $25. RSVP required. Info: ma ...

Drummer with Auburn links drove Rollins Band beat

A full-throttle drummer with links to Auburn, Jason Mackenroth died Sunday at his Nevada home. Mackenroth, 46, had worked at Downtown Auburn’s Big O Tire store during the mi ...

Placer Pizzazz: See the artistic side of our government workers at annual Placer County Employee Art Show in Auburn

While Placer County employees are busy keeping our government offices running smoothly, many of them also flourish in their artistic endeavors. The creativity of these employees i ...

Loomis calendar, starting Jan. 7

Thursday, Jan. 7 Coffee Connection is at 8 a.m. at the Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Join the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce for networking and updates ...

Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

Loomis calendar, starting Dec. 31

Thursday, Dec. 31 Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve! Annual winter holiday outdoor ice rink continues, inside and out, through Jan. 18 at Skatetown Ice Arena, 1009 Orlan ...

Media Life: Auburn’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’

Merry Christmas Auburn. And what better gift to give on such a joyous day than to drop an Auburncentric reworking of the Yuletide classic “The 12 Days of Christmas” int ...

Jessup student receives Kennedy Center recognition

For many university students, December means finals and the onset of a lengthy Christmas break. But for William Jessup University’s Emma Farrell, this month equates to gradu ...

Loomis calendar, starting Dec. 24

Thursday, Dec. 24 Have a joyous Christmas Eve   Friday, Dec. 25 Merry Christmas Cool Yule Jingle Jog registration is 10 a.m. at Meadow Vista Park off of Placer Hills Road ...

The Force is with Auburn “Star Wars” artist

In a galaxy far away, in a town called Auburn, Frank Ordaz works his artistry in oil paints far from the madding crowd that is the “Star Wars” franchise now back in mul ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Loomis calendar, starting Dec. 17

Thursday, Dec. 17 The Flower Farm tree lot is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays through Dec. 24 at 9280 Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. Proceeds benefit the Del ...

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 ...