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Checking estate plans

How often should I review my estate plan? Often, a big binder lands on my desk with a request to review an old estate plan.  Many people suspect that older wills and tru ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ not a great case of imitation

If there’s a strong sense of familiarity while watching “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” it’s because the Young Adult genre from which it spawned is havin ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

‘Cinderella’ a classic good tale

Disney is going through another phase where they churn out live-action adaptations of some of their animated masterpieces, only to be met with mixed results. So far, revisionism r ...

‘Cinderella’ a classic good tale

Disney is going through another phase where they churn out live-action adaptations of some of their animated masterpieces, only to be met with mixed results. So far, revisionism r ...

Lookin back for Mar.19

1 Year Ago March 20, 2014 – Jr. Golden Eagles missing tens of thousands – Tens of thousands of dollars in funds missing from a local youth sports organization has put ...

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...

Saving our library system – our vision for the future

I hope that many of you reading this have had the opportunity to visit a Placer County Library recently to borrow a book, DVD, book on CD, music CD, use a computer, attend a progra ...

‘Chappie’ can’t figure out what it wants to be

Director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene in 2009 with “District 9,” a geek-baiting sci-fi apartheid metaphor about aliens who were trapped, sequestered and suppress ...