Historic Courthouse

2004: Year of the 'wardrobe malfunction,' presidential election, lethal tsunamis and Auburn loses soldiers in Iraq

A look back at the aughts Editor’s note: The Journal shares some notable events that occurred in the last decade of Auburn’s history. 2004 gave us the trivial magnified lar ...

Families become forever at Adoption Day

Bill Dober said this Saturday it will feel like “mission completed.” Dober, a permanency social worker with Sierra Forever Families, will watch as several families finalize th ...

Streetscape may be greenlighted

The first phase of Auburn Streetscape could begin later this month. Monday night, the City of Auburn’s Urban Development Authority was expected to authorize a construction contr ...

If you want to be with swallows, go to Capistrano

I have a home in Shelter Cove that was inundated with bird feces year after year. The birds and their annual babies return by way of the scent of feces. They will not go away ...

Ousting swallows is waste of taxpayers’ money

Regarding Placer County spending money to keep the swallows out of the eaves of the Historic Courthouse, Journal, Aug. 15. For shame! No. 1. What a waste of money that could be b ...

Courthouse bell down for renovations available for viewing

Residents can get a rare up-close glimpse of the Historic Courthouse bell over the next few months. Workers removed the bell from the courthouse dome early Saturday morning in ord ...

Council requests permanent court filing location in Auburn

With the Placer County Historic Courthouse slated for major roof repairs this summer, Auburn City Council members want to make sure foothills residents won’t have to travel to Ro ...

Framed in spring

A blooming redbud tree's vibrant pink colors frame the Historic Courthouse in Old Town Auburn Wednesday afternoon. According to local garden guru Don Yamasaki, the tree is native t ...