History

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 2, 1964

Electricians’ strike hits river project A walkout by electricians yesterday threw crippling punches at Placer County’s $115,000,000 Middle Fork American River Project ...

Remembering Roy Gardner’s heist in Roseville

Not since the infamous “gentleman bandit” Black Bart had the west coast seen anyone quite like Roy Gardner; and the city of Roseville would face off with him before his ...

Stalwart citizen’s ‘Blue Monday’ involvement shocked Auburn

Many of Auburn’s citizens were in a state of shock and disbelief on Nov. 1, 1892, a day that became known as “Blue Monday.” They found it hard to believe that the ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 25, 1964

From the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 25, 1964 Auburn school board votes pay hike, submits tentative budget for 1964-65 Further pay increases were authorized by the Aubu ...

Media Life: Auburn’s olive-growing heyday highlighted in new book

Focusing on Placer County in the north and Calaveras County in the south, a new book harvests a bountiful crop of memories stemming from a once-booming olive industry in Northern C ...

Museum for North Auburn’s WWII DeWitt General Hospital?

The Placer County Government Center could soon have an onsite museum to tell its history. Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery said Monday that she has been working behind the scenes fo ...

Media Life: Auburnite’s L.A. band Saint Motel signs with major label

Former Auburn resident Greg Erwin’s music career has just shifted into overdrive. Erwin’s band Saint Motel has signed a recording contract with Parlophone, a storied l ...