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Wolf’s message hard to swallow, but delivery is stunning

"The Wolf of Wall Street" could easily be the most polarizing movie to come out of mainstream Hollywood in quite some time. The movie is the newest collaboration between ...

Media Life: Embattled “Duck Dynasty” star gets Placer Facebook boost

“Duck Dynasty” co-star Phil Robertson is back in the spotlight this week, with a big boost from a Placer County resident who led the Facebook campaign to keep Wacky Phi ...

Catalina Island: Paradise off the Los Angeles Coast

It’s a little stretch of paradise off the coast of busy Los Angeles. My first glimpse of the island came as the big Catalina Express vessel entered Avalon Bay and we passed ...

BurgerQuest: Surprises, winners and final thoughts

The idea of searching for the best burger in Placer County started without any plans and without any expectations of what was about to unfold. It was to be a fun, whimsical challen ...

End of life regrets share common theme

Question: “What do individuals talk about when they are at their end of life and how can their thoughts help us as we begin 2014? Collin G., Rocklin   Reply:  Wo ...

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 ...

BurgerQuest Week 12: Lucille's Smokehouse

For our final challenge, the BurgerQuest team invited our families to join us and celebrate the end of the burger-tasting season. Lucille's Smokehouse in Rocklin was the perfec ...

Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

BurgerQuest Week 11: The Club Car

A year from now, we may forget what the burgers tasted like during our search for the best Placer burger. But what we will remember is the feeling we had at each of the venues we v ...