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Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

LOOKING BACK column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Feb. 16, 2006      A Memorial Mass was planned for Henry William Scherer, 89, the firs ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 9, 2006      “The Music of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is an upcoming performance by the Take Note Troupe or TNT, a group of teenage p ...

DEMOLISHED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Auburn mini-golf course now a memory

A storehouse of memories but abandoned for close to a decade, the former Prospector Hill mini-golf complex in Auburn is no more. The odd assortment of structures on the Auburn Rav ...

Want to know if you’re really a local? Take the quiz

About a decade ago, Media Life took on the task of creating a standardized test to determine once and for all whether people who claim to be local are truly just that. The quiz st ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 2, 2006      A Mass was held for Don Wolfe, a native of Cameron, Mo. In 1992, Don and his wife, Carol, re-opened Alice's Produce on Tayl ...

People to watch: Finding historical relevance in North Auburn buildings

Ramona Brockman traces her love for old buildings back to an 1870s Victorian in Denver, Colo. The house was her grandmother’s and she looks back now with appreciation for ma ...

Rose Takemoto to celebrate her 100th with community party at the Blue Goose

As she approaches her 100th birthday, Tsugie “Rose” Dairiki Takemoto offers a simple rule of thumb for longevity: hard work, a positive attitude and loving connections ...

Looking Back column

Looking Back From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Jan. 26, 2006      Never giving up on students is the goal for Glenn Lockwood, ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Jan. 19, 2006      Services were held for Esther Mante, 102, of Penryn. She enjoyed pl ...

Media Life: 2016 Awards honor year of Auburncentricities

The Media Life “Lifey Awards,” presented each year for outstanding achievement in a column snippet, took on even more prestige this past year. A life-sized replica of ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Jan. 12, 2006      Residents were asked, “What do you remember most abou ...

Mark your calendar for 2016’s Top 5 Auburn anniversaries

Get out your party hats. Auburn is poised to mark a variety of anniversaries in 2016 – from the first flight to arrive in the city to Auburn’s first – but not onl ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Jan. 5, 2006      Charlotte Reynolds knows what it takes to make a quality coffee. As ...

Media Life: Auburn dancers’ airport ballet video goes viral

It all started on a moving sidewalk in Denver. The passersby didn’t seem to take much notice Dec. 7 when members of the State Street Ballet company from Santa Barbara perfor ...