History

Media Life: Another Emmy for ‘Deadliest Catch” cinematographer?

Placer County product Todd Stanley is on the hunt for yet another Emmy to recognize the huge role he plays as cinematographer and producer on Discovery Channel’s “Deadl ...

Media Life: Saint Motel on NBC’s “Today” for “Paper Towns” soundtrack

Placer High grad Greg Erwin and his Saint Motel bandmates’ profile keeps on rising, most notably this week with an appearance this Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 15 and 22, 1965

Auburn boy on ship adrift in Atlantic A memorable year in Germany as a foreign exchange student had an exciting climax for Lauren Ratkoviak of Auburn when the liner bringing him ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 1 and 8, 1965

Humane Society branch would halt 100-mile Tevis Cup ride An attempt by the California branch of the Humane Society of the United States to halt the famed 100-mile Tevis Cup Trail ...

Brazen Americana theft hits Placer County garage shrine

A 10-foot tall monument to the early days of the automobile has been unbolted and stolen from a Loomis front yard in a brazen case of Americana theft. Made public this week by the ...

Media Life: KCRA recognized for coverage in sheriff’s deputy slayings

KCRA 3 has been honored with a national award for its coverage of the October shootings of two peace officers that started with a death in Sacramento and ended with the loss of Pla ...

Media Life: Auburn sculptor creates Capitol’s new Reagan statue

A labor of love for many, a bronze statue of California Gov. Ronald Reagan – and, oh yes, a U.S. president as well – will be unveiled at the Capitol in Sacramento on Mo ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 17 and 24, 1965

Toddler missing at Tahoe: Search for boy intensified The search for 2-year-old James Bordenkircher entered its fifth day yesterday as the Placer County Sheriff’s Department ...

Media Life: Of a Hitchcock blonde, great nails, Vietnam and Placer County

The BBC featured it. The New York Times wrote about it. And a well-received short film “Happy Hands” gave it the human element. The story that has emerged in recent ye ...

New Placer County museum in North Auburn will tell story of WWII military hospital

A new museum featuring the history of the Placer County Government Center-Dewitt Hospital is taking shape. Located in the former home of the Interfaith Food Closet on Richardson D ...

Media Life: Movie, book part of 1930s Auburn Airport hangar legacy

Kindopp? Kindopp? Kindopp? The name seemed familiar. And a serendipitous inquiry from a reader provided the answer. The reader wanted to get in touch with the subject of an Octo ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 3 and 10, 1965

Octogenarian claims strange, divine power in use of wire Forrest S. Sowers, 80, a retired carpenter who lives at 1281 Channel Hill Road, believes that he is endowed with some str ...

1930s Auburn Airport hangar gets teardown reprieve

As plans take wing for a museum, a rustic hangar sheathed in sheet metal at the Auburn Airport has won a reprieve from destruction. Proponents have lobbied the city of the past tw ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburnite’s Saint Motel in media feeding frenzy

Drummer Greg Erwin and his band Saint Motel continue on a roll that started less than a year ago with signings to major record labels Parlophone and Elektra in Europe and the U.S., ...