Hugging George Lucas: Placer artist Frank Ordaz’s journey from Star Wars to the Sierra

Did you know that Placer County has a fun connection to the classic “Star Wars” franchise? Auburn artist Frank Ordaz painted many of the backdrops for the now legendary movie “Return of the Jedi,” and … [Read more...]

Lost in the wilderness: The harrowing story of missing hiker Cody Michael

Rocklin hiker Cody Michael made international news last May when he went missing in one of the most rugged areas of Placer County. Found four days later after an exhaustive search, his ordeal holds … [Read more...]

Placer County launches new podcast with harrowing tale of lost hiker Cody Michael

Rocklin hiker Cody Michael made international news last May when he went missing in one of the most rugged areas of Placer County. Found four days later after an exhaustive search, his ordeal holds … [Read more...]

Original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Betty Samson describes life during World War II

Two days after graduating high school, she went to work helping America win World War II. Now original ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and longtime Placer County resident Betty Samson sits down with us to talk … [Read more...]