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Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Media Life: Old Town Auburn’s Happy Hour sign loses shining light

It’s a sign that’s hard to miss – a beacon featuring a martini glass that promises much but leads nowhere. The Happy Hour is long gone in Old Town, but the sign s ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

Media Life: Embattled “Duck Dynasty” star gets Placer Facebook boost

“Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson is back in the spotlight this week, with a big boost from a Placer County resident who led the Facebook campaign to keep Wacky Phi ...

Media Life: Filmmaker, Auburn start 2014 off right for struggling Haitian town

It was a special night in May for Placer High School alumni Brandon Vedder. Equally, it was a special night in two communities divided by geography but united in a common goal. Ve ...

Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

Media Life: Dutch Flat, Gold Run, Towle get their due in new book

Art Sommers has made a second career out of giving Placer County-area residents a glimpse into their past through his collection of historic postcards and photos. Sommers has spen ...

Media Life: Tourism article could spark search for 42-foot naked man

Ouch. It’s always a big deal when Auburn gets written up in the pages of a big-city newspaper. By big city, we’re talking about the rarified air of an L.A. or New Yor ...