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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 ...

Media Life: Gold Hill history awash with samurai, silkworms

  GOLD HILL – Just a couple of meandering miles along Cold Springs Road from Coloma sits one of those Gold Country treasures that reminds visitors just how historically ...

Media Life: Prized 1848 Gold Rush nugget gets its due in Smithsonian list

  “Hey boys, by God, I believe I’ve found a gold mine.” Any school kid heard the story and many took the long, winding ride in the big yellow bus to a plac ...

Media Life: 1960s TV political drama has little-known link to Auburn

These days, the suits in LA would probably laugh the idea of a TV show with a state legislator as its hero out the door, down the hall and onto the curb. But back in early Novembe ...

Media Life: Nostalgic Auburn Facebook page floods memory banks

  You have to hand it to the social network Facebook. It’s really opened up a lot of doors for nostalgia to sneak in and push some of the levers connected to many peopl ...

Thanks for the new memories

Do you have memories from junior high that make you wince or weep, lo these many years later? I do. Do you remember days of being hit, or kicked? Do you remember days of being scof ...

Media Life: Auburn graveyard giving departed their due

Alexander Owen Bell was one of those colorful characters in the early days of Auburn whose story lives long after his death in 1895. People back then knew him as “Pike,&rdqu ...

Media Life: Of new radio, missing castles, harps and Dow Jones

It’s about time on this one. Placer County resident Pat Walsh has been the “sports guy” at Sacramento’s KFBK for 17 years. If there’s anyone who dese ...