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Is a funeral necessary?

Question: My friend just lost her husband and she decided not to have a funeral service. I’ve noticed that several of my friends have elected to do the same, which begs the q ...

Media Life: Dutch Flat, Gold Run, Towle get their due in new book

Art Sommers has made a second career out of giving Placer County-area residents a glimpse into their past through his collection of historic postcards and photos. Sommers has spen ...

The bench is no longer for backup

It used to be that the “bench” was reserved for those basketball athletes who would only get to play when their team was well ahead or too far behind to catch up. That& ...

Media Life: Tourism article could spark search for 42-foot naked man

Ouch. It’s always a big deal when Auburn gets written up in the pages of a big-city newspaper. By big city, we’re talking about the rarified air of an L.A. or New Yor ...

Media Life: Gold Hill history awash with samurai, silkworms

  GOLD HILL – Just a couple of meandering miles along Cold Springs Road from Coloma sits one of those Gold Country treasures that reminds visitors just how historically ...

BurgerQuest Week 9: Bunz Sports Pub and Grub

Maybe it was the time of year that put us in the mood, but the word for the evening at Bunz Sports Pub and Grub in Roseville was “festive.” The feeling started before w ...

BurgerQuest Week 8: Pete's Brewhouse

One of the newest additions to the restaurant scene in South Placer County is Pete's Brewhouse on Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin. Pete’s restaurants have been around for a w ...

Media Life: Prized 1848 Gold Rush nugget gets its due in Smithsonian list

  “Hey boys, by God, I believe I’ve found a gold mine.” Any school kid heard the story and many took the long, winding ride in the big yellow bus to a plac ...

Football’s fickle finger of fate

At the Del Oro vs. Rocklin football game Friday, I remember commenting to my colleagues about the number of media personnel on the sidelines. I spent most of the evening peering be ...

BurgerQuest Week 7: Bar 101

The night started quietly at Bar101 in Old Town Roseville, but by 7 p.m. every spot in this sports bar was taken. Turns out Monday night is Trivia Night, and word is getting out. W ...