Gold Rush

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...

Michigan Bluff’s ancient ‘weather tree’ toppled by winds

Michigan Bluff’s ancient oak – believed to be 900 years old or more – has been toppled. The massive tree, which spread out over long-time residents Bob and Barbara Phillips ...

Auburn’s tie to endurance runs deep

After reading the letter by Bart Ruud (Aug. 11), I want to offer a few observations in support of the proposal to name the renovated central plaza area of Auburn “Endurance Plaz ...

The rush of gold

COLOMA — There’s still gold in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, and a new rush is under way to find it. Not since the Great Depression have so many hard-luck people bee ...

Step back in time at Folsom Pioneer Village

There’s a place in Historic Folsom where you can relive life as it was during the Gold Rush. Most people discover it by accident and it’s often closed. But if you’re there o ...