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Looking Back for April 9

 1 Year Ago April 10, 2014       Wounded veteran getting custom home – In April 2006, Joshua Hotaling entered the next phase of his life by jo ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

'Furious 7' embraces the absurd

Make no mistake, the long-standing cheese-fest car franchise is no longer about racing. These are now the biggest superhero movies being made anywhere not named Marvel Studios. &q ...

Bladder infections in the elderly - causes, symptoms, and treatments

 A bladder infection or urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria invades the urinary track system.  UTI’s pop up when y ...

It pays to know the basics of estate planning

For many people, the words “estate planning” evokes emotions of fear and bewilderment.  Once reserved for the rich, estate planning is now something everyone shoul ...

Looking back week of April 2

1 Year Ago April 3, 2014 – Del Oro wrestler wins national title – Months of maintaining a strong workout ethic and strict diet have paid off for Isaac Blackburn. The ...

Looking back week of Mar. 26

1 Year Ago March 27, 2014 – PUHSD locking in 2014-15 enrollment figures – Placer Union High School District has struggled for years to accommodate parents’ r ...

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 ...