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Media Life: Turkey vultures making fleeting presence known in Auburn

Auburn’s Deren Ross informs Media Life that the skies over Auburn are sporadically alive these days with the annual southward flight of turkey vultures. Several hundred moved ...

Media Life: Auburncentric movie magic in pre-production, soon onscreen

Media Life has a twin-bill of Auburncentric film developments this week. One is soon to be seen onscreen in the latest movie by director Jason Reitman. The other is closer to hom ...

Media Life: Auburn filmmaker scores with real-life ‘Harry Potter’ quidditch movie

Eric F. Martin grew up in Auburn during the height of Harry Pottermania. So when fellow filmmaker Farzad Sangari came to him in 2013 with hundreds of hours of footage on the real- ...

Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment

When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...

Media Life: Bigger venue means bigger acts for Auburn’s State Theatre

Going from 130 seats to 320 means the 84-year-old State Theatre will re-open this October with an upgrade in entertainment for audiences. The simple math of the matter is that whi ...

Media Life: Penryn-made product brings Batman’s Gotham City to life

The entire cast of the Fox TV series “Gotham” enjoyed the ride. So did the mayor of San Diego. In a business suit. And a business tucked away in the Placer County bur ...

Media Life: Just how big is the Fox 40 anchorwoman scandal?

Never shy of taking a pointed stick and probing deep into the sleaze factor, Sacramento’s Fox 40 is now finding itself mired in its own journalistic mud bog. The Sacramento ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Media Life: “Draft Day” movie has Auburn creative connection

When “Draft Day” starring Kevin Costner lights up movie screens across the United States today, former Auburn resident Gareth Smith’s work will be a big part of w ...