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'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 ...

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 ...