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Dealing with grief: It's OK to ask for help

Question: “I lost my husband a couple of weeks ago and am just now feeling as if my grief is coming to the surface. I read your column about grief a couple of months ago and ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Film Review: ‘Lego Movie’ not just for kids

We are barely into the new movie season, and "The Lego Movie" has come out of nowhere to become one of the most imaginative, witty, surreal and utterly enjoyable movie ex ...

Media Life: New book a guide to American River canyon, life

  You have to hand it to Eric Peach and Co. for coming up with not only a new and improved edition of “The American River Insider’s Guide” but also sneaking ...

Cremation a growing trend in funeral industry

Question: “I keep hearing about the increase in families choosing cremation. Is that true? ” Helen, Roseville   Answer: That’s a true statement, Helen. M ...

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 ...

Mile-high city is now Seattle

The fans and supporters of the Seattle Seahawks now have every reason to feel much higher than Denver’s 5,280-foot elevation, whereas Bronco backers are probably suffering so ...

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 ...