History

Media Life: Auburn Past and Present Photos Show Vanished Auburn

Auburn in the Great Depression became the subject of famed Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee during late 1940. Lee’s lens focused on the poor and the dis ...

Historic status for North Auburn's DeWitt General Hospital moves ahead

SACRAMENTO – Placer County’s World War II-era DeWitt General Hospital buildings moved a key step closer to National Register of Historic Places status on Friday. The S ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...

Placer County fights historic status for North Auburn Dewitt buildings

 The case will be made Friday in Sacramento to bestow National Register of Historic Places status on World War II-vintage DeWitt General Hospital buildings in North Auburn. B ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...

Old Town’s portal into the past opens wide Sunday

Like the turn of color in Auburn’s autumn leafscape, another fall staple arrives with a burnished flourish in Old Town on Sunday. The streets of Old Town Auburn will resembl ...

Media Life: 10 Things You Have to Do Before You Call Yourself a Real Auburnite.

Call it a collective consciousness, group think or just a sense of belonging. At some point, everyone wants to fit in somehow somewhere. But how do you know whether you’ve f ...

Media Life: Emmy goes to … Placer County product again

It’s been a decade since Todd Stanley and his brother Doug welcomed an Auburn Journal reporter and photographer over to their shared Ophir house to talk excitedly about this ...

Media Life: Auburn pie place Ikeda’s awaits repeat TV fame

The Media Life spotlight on Auburn’s Ikeda’s Market appearance in nationally syndicated PBS documentary “A Few Good Pie Places” created an appetite for view ...

Cruisin’ with The King in Auburn

It’s a Cadillac Coupe de Ville fit for The King. And owner Mariano Sanchez isn’t afraid to bust out the accoutrements of royalty when Cruise Nite rolls around. The ol ...

Media Life: Auburn proves again that cycling here is king

It’s time to raise a frosty glass of sports drink in honor of Auburn’s ongoing endurance prowess – this time two-wheel related. The community’s – and ...

Placer County's Heritage Trail history tour just the tonic for weekend fun

Pills and potions. Shady charlatans and mighty men of medicine. Sawbones and jawbones. It’s all there, tucked away in an unassuming Victorian painted welcoming tones of crea ...

Media Life: NBA, USC star’s post-basketball life a happy one in Placer

It’s sometimes amazing who chooses to live in the foothills in and around Auburn. John Rudometkin, who died Aug. 4 of chronic lung disease, was one of those quiet neighbors ...

Media Life: Tony Award winner cast in Cool-area “The Divide” film

Tony Award-winning actor Levi Kreis has joined the cast of “The Divide,” an independent film due to start production in the Pilot Hill-Cool area of El Dorado County sta ...