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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: Major Philly exhibition for Placer-grown artist

Before his death seven years ago at 41, Jason Rhoades created a body of work that startles, challenges preconceptions, amuses and sparks awe. Now, after years of critical acclaim ...

SoCal crash with suspected drunken driver takes life of former Auburn resident

Instead of marking Scott Francis Farinha’s 46th birthday this week, a well-known Auburn-area family is mourning his death in a San Bernardino County crash involving a drunken dri ...

Media Life: George Clooney film off to good start thanks to Auburn titles creator

Moviegoers get a sweeping view of landscapes shot from thousands of feet above the ground during the opening titles sequence for the new George Clooney movie “Up in the Air.” ...

Auburn a salmon haven? It's retired teacher Jack Sanchez' dream

Jack Sanchez calls salmon the earth’s canary in a coal mine. If the salmon disappear, Sanchez said he strongly believes that the human race will disappear along with them. And ...