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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 ...

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 ...

Media Life: Who are we? We are Auburn

Who are we? Drilling into the latest census-driven statistics indicates that Auburnites are different from the rest of California in many ways. But in others, we’re very mu ...

Media Life: Auburn’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’

Merry Christmas Auburn. And what better gift to give on such a joyous day than to drop an Auburncentric reworking of the Yuletide classic “The 12 Days of Christmas” int ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Media Life: 12 Best Reasons for Auburnites to be Thankful

Auburn’s an original. And for that we can all be thankful for 365 days of the year. But on a long weekend where we gather to annually give thanks, what better time for a lis ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 Lost Landmarks

Think of a stopwatch counting down 4,500 seconds. That’s how long it took – from fire alarm to extinguished blaze – for flames to gut and ultimately destroy the ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Media Life: Auburn autumn entertainment options abound

While the weather has been cooler of late, the start of the fall means Auburn-area venues are turning up the heat on entertainment choices. The State Theatre leads the way as it m ...

Undercover Auburn panhandling session yields food, insight

Walk a mile in a panhandler’s well-worn shoe rubber – in this case a pair of battered running shoes caked with the dust of the American River canyon. Or at least spend ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...