History

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 30 and Aug. 6, 1964

Barbers will clip customers for $2.25 now The $2 haircut joins the dodo Saturday when Auburn barbers will clip their customers for a quarter more. Effective Aug. 1, haircuts wi ...

Media Life: Auburn part of ‘Real Housewives of Orange  County’ drama

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” reality series now has an Auburn-centric twist. And one episode in, the drama is already at the “omigawd” level. ...

New Placer museums chief breathing life into history

Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...

Media Life: Auburn-area locales getting Disney, American Pickers screen time

Reality is flying up against fantasy this weekend as the Disney corporation releases “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” The 3D computer-animated film is debuting in theaters ...

WWII hospital building demolished at DeWitt

(Auburn Journal/Gus Thomson photo) A demolition crew works Thursday to tear down a Richardson Drive building in North Auburn – labeled on maps as Building 201 – th ...

Auburn’s Foster’s Freeze marks 50 years of ice-cream treats, more

After 50 years, Auburn’s Foster’s Freeze is still going strong, relying on a loyal customer base and, in summer, its secret-recipe soft-serve ice cream. Since 1964, th ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 16 and 23, 1964

Gov. Brown breaks ankle at Auburn Valley Golf Course Gov. Edmund G. Brown came to Auburn Tuesday for a game of golf and returned to Sacramento with a fractured ankle. Playing at ...

Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor

Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...

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 ...