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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 ...

'Lone Survivor' an unbelievable true story

"Lone Survivor" hits you in the head from almost the beginning in the true, harrowing story of a team of Navy SEALS sent on a mission to locate and kill a high-ranking me ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

They say it’s how you finish

They say it’s not how you start, but how you finish. In the case of local basketball, we’ll be looking for a strong finish. Both Rocklin and Whitney high schools got o ...