| May 31, 2014
| 12:00 PM
David Fiori, waist-deep in the chilly Kern River, braced against the current, stabbed a shovel into the ancient silt between his feet and tossed the muck downstream. His eyes, though, wandered to a potential prize — a spot on the opposite bank of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Reality TV producers couldn't have scripted this any better.
Over the last 18 months, there has been a tremendous wave of consolidation among production companies that specialize in reality shows such as "Duck Dynasty," "Top Chef" and "Party Down South....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday.
The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:27 PM
Wall Street had plenty of reasons to think 2013 would go miserably for the stock market — what with a lackluster global economy, the U.S. government shutdown, Syria's civil war, the Obamacare fiasco and Miley Cyrus.
Instead, we're on track for a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike."
The period drama,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:03 PM
Playwright and actor Sam Shepard has a theory about looking to the rural life of yesteryear for entertainment: Nothing has changed.
The 70-year-old actor stars in the forthcoming Discovery Channel miniseries "Klondike," which tells the story of the last...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
After getting over the fact the Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan affair was 20 years ago, those watching "The Price of Gold" - an ESPN "30 for 30" documentary devoted to the story - will probably realize the project, while perfectly respectable, is...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The slow fallout of a Colombian gold rush is given detailed, deliberate scrutiny in "Marmato," a highly conscientious debut feature from erstwhile photojournalist Mark Grieco that is equal parts passion and compassion project. Filmed over six years in the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The new miniseries "Klondike" is Discovery's attempt to stake its claim in the modern-day gold rush of scripted drama.
Like its main characters, "Klondike" comes to a landscape both limitless and increasingly crowded. The series, which premieres Monday,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Discovery's first scripted project, the three-part miniseries "Klondike," opened to OK-but-unspectacular numbers Monday night.
Nielsen estimates that the two-hour premiere of "Klondike" averaged 3.4 million viewers and powered the net to its most-watched...
| Nov 27, 2013
For many of us, lying in a lounge chair at poolside or on a towel in the sand gets boring after a while. We'd like to put some pizazz in our vacations but don't want to take out special insurance policies to cover, say, sky diving. But even the biggest...