History

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 ...

American River Conservancy gears up for outdoor activities

Cycling instruction, trying your hand at fishing or hiking into nature and history are some of the programs being offered starting this month by the Coloma-based American River Con ...

All those years ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, June 4 and 11, 1964

Sticks and stones won’t get millions from ‘Poor’ Pierre Portly Pierre Salinger defeated Controller Alan Cranston for the Democratic senatorial nomination this w ...

Media Life: Folsom Prison’s 1954 gritty riot film resurrected

Imagine Folsom State Prison opening its gates wide for a movie shoot that revolves around a riot inside. In these days of super-secure prisons, it would be a definite no-go. Then ...

Roseville rail yard explosion revisited

It was the morning of April 28, 1973, when Phoebe Astill was violently awakened from her sleep, having been thrown literally out of bed by a terrible concussion that rocked her hou ...