Frank Ordaz

Local artist brings the force, storm troopers to Auburn

Lights, camera, Ordaz – If you’re having a conversation with artist Frank Ordaz, or the “Ordazzler” as his friends call him, it’s best not to be camer ...

Media Life: Of Weimar TB cemetery, Star Wars, Constable Jack’s

A massive effort since 2012 to document the 1,000-plus graves at what was once the Weimar Sanatorium for tuberculosis sufferers has yielded a book that should provide some good rea ...

Media Life: Placer County water embroiled in Starbucks Coffee flap

It’s one of those little-known facts about Placer County that’s been revealed in one of the darndest places. Mother Jones has the story and the cappuccino cups are rat ...

Campaign funds bankroll Placer supes’ painted portrait

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes now has a painted portrait. And his campaign war chest has helped pay for it. Campaign finance disclosure documents filed with Placer County b ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Rest of the Best revealed

The Auburn Journal readers have spoken with their list of Best of the Best favorites. The Journal has bestowed its awards. But it’s hard to move on without filling in some ga ...

Rare June rain falls in Auburn

It wasn’t a record but Auburn’s bout of rain on Monday was hardly the norm for a summer’s day in late June. By 3 p.m., the National Weather Service had measured ...

Auburn Art Walk season kicks off tonight

Artists and art lovers will take to the streets this evening as the Auburn Art Walk season begins. “The first Art Walk of the year seems to be just a happy time where people ...

Paintbrushes take him to worlds afar

“I enjoy people. If you’re going to be good at portraits, you have to like people,” said artist Frank Ordaz. Ordaz recently moved into a studio space he shares with Mike May ...

Back for bargains

Post-Christmas sales did well for at least three major Auburn stores as shoppers came out in force by Friday afternoon. Christmas sales at Kmart, off Bell Road, did very well, acc ...