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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 ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

Basketball off to a great start

One would be hard pressed to come up with a better start to the 2013-14 basketball campaigns than three tournament championships in essentially the first week of the season. But th ...

BurgerQuest Week 10: Valencia Club

The Valencia Club in Penryn is one of those places you drive by often, thinking, “someday I need to check it out,” but you never do. Until a few BurgerQuest readers tol ...