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Cardboard robot invades downtown Auburn, briefly

“Come at me bro!” A cardboard robot materialized in Downtown Auburn on Wednesday, standing about 10 feet tall with that confrontational Internet catchphrase written on a sign h ...

Auburn's Central Square has new bronze statue of Nisenan dancer

AUBURN CA - A sculpture of a Nisenan Indian dancer by North Auburn artist Douglas Van Howd is now the focal point of Downtown Auburn’s Central Square. The statue was installed ...

Celebration to remember colorful Auburn resident ‘Gilbert’

A celebration to remember colorful, bike-riding octogenarian Gilbert Ortega will be held Tuesday evening at Auburn’s Central Square. Ortega – known to many simply as Gilbert ...

Media Life: Should Gilbert be remembered with Central Square statue?

Talk in town has already turned to a statue for Gilbert Ortega, Auburn’s cycling free spirit who died last Friday at 82. The economic downturn may put that lofty goal on the back ...

Media Life: Auburn producer springboards from “Deadliest Catch” to global 3D event

Auburn’s Doug Stanley has left “Deadliest Catch” behind to start his own production company and he already has a big fish on the end of his line. Stanley’s Ridgeline Enter ...

Auburn’s Amgen, Lance Armstrong moment to be shown Jumbotron-sized

Lance & Co.’s Amgen Tour of California power pedal through Auburn on May 16 will be captured on Jumbotron screens in Downtown and Old Town Auburn. With eight cameras strategical ...

Virgil's flame burns for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics

Penryn’s Mike Virgil has vivid memories of the 1960 Winter Olympics. As a Placer High School student and track team member, Virgil ran the Olympic torch not once, but twice, on ...

Glass of 1852: Auburn excavations reveal buried Gold Rush, pre-WWI treasure

Two construction sites less than a mile apart in Auburn have yielded historical finds. Digging up the Placer County Courthouse parking lot, a construction crew discovered a two-fo ...

Media Life: Reluctant Pilot Hill cheerleader pens a Penguin novel

Golden Sierra High School students from the early Reagan era may remember her as “the reluctant cheerleader,” newly published author Shana Mahaffey recalls with a laugh. Mahaf ...

Streetscape update for Oct. 7-14

Crews will begin pouring concrete for the plaza at central square next week, according to a release from the city of Auburn. Cook Engineering will be completing the historic brick ...