History

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

Media Life: Blues-rock survivors Savoy Brown to play Auburn

Like a finely crafted, vintage guitar, the sound of a classic rock-blues band can wear the years well. With an old guitar, it’s a certain warmth in tone that comes through i ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal … Oct. 3 and 10, 1963

Country club ‘hackers’ furnish temporary work for unemployed When you’re out of work in the Bay Area, you can always make a living by coming up to Auburn and &n ...

Thief filches Auburn’s commemorative link to “Phenomenon”

 A link to Auburn’s major movie-making past has gone missing, and Old Town wants it back. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick spent much of ...

Mailing a letter is now easier in Dutch Flat

A post office has served Dutch Flat for almost 150 years. As of last week, it also has a Village Post Office. “There’s been a post office here in Dutch Flat since abou ...

When moving pictures came to Auburn

It wasn’t too long after the birth of the film industry at the turn of the 20th century that Auburn joined the rest of the nation in welcoming a new form of entertainment: th ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 19 and 26, 1963

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, Sept. 19 and 26, 1963   Logger is first fatality on project The first on-the-job fatality connected with the Placer County water pro ...

Placer County Gold Rush ghost town gets its identity back

Virginiatown has its historical mojo back. Sometime before the damage and theft was discovered in early July, someone had apparently chiseled the mortar underneath Virginiatown&rs ...