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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 ...

Roseville’s funny little secret

Sitting outside Shady Coffee and Tea, in Roseville, is Andrew Ouellette. A bearded, stocky man, he sips his coffee slowly as a I walk up and join him, coffee firmly in my hand ...

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 ...

Health in View: love for your heart

Many of us look forward to February for its emphasis on love and friendship. As physicians, we like to take that sentiment one step further and share information about how to maint ...

Professional View: What causes chronic disorganization?

If the normal remedies for disorganization in your workplace have not worked for you, there’s a reason. Chronic disorganization can have multiple causes that are not so obvio ...

Gardening View: Plan your garden’s comeback

Unlike most people, I’ve never really been one for New Year’s resolutions and I didn’t really see any need to ruin my streak with the advent of 2014. I tend to be ...

Fitness View: Reasons to stay motivated in February

I get it. It’s cold outside, your bed is warm and cozy and you don’t feel like exercising. Not today. Not on a cold Monday in February. So I’m here to remind you ...