old town

Auburn’s Viola Wrigley pays homage to early employer with State Theater donation

The roots of Viola Wrigley’s gift of $125,000 to Auburn’s State Theater restoration fund lie in her own first experiences at a Central Valley movie theater. Wrigley, 93, worke ...

Auburn’s place on Amgen Tour of California route holds promise

Auburn’s place on the Amgen Tour of California route between Nevada City and Sacramento is a definite maybe. But the status of that “maybe” is shrinking as cyclists connecte ...

Media Life: Auburn forecast is now sunny with a chance of pumpkin

“Sploomph” That was the sound when Auburn’s Great Pumpkin hit the pavement on Halloween Eve. Behind the thrill of watching a 1,149-pound, round mound of orange plummet to t ...

Smashing pumpkins set for Old Town Auburn Halloween Eve drop

It’s the Great Pumpkin Drop, Charlie Brown. And if things go as planned, Placer County’s biggest pumpkin ever – weighing in at 1,149 pounds – will rise “out of the pumpk ...

Media Life: Paper cuts lead to artistic recognition for Auburn author

Art has the wondrous ability of popping up in the most unexpected of places. Auburn’s David Carter has been a star in the international world of children’s pop-up books for mo ...

Auburn’s Placer County Courthouse bell rings again

Auburn’s courthouse bell – first sounded in 1859 – rang out again Monday in the still morning air high above the city. With the help of a crane, the 300-pound iron bell was ...

Glass from the past

Auburn’s Herb Yue is sharing his love for collecting bottles at this Saturday’s 49er Historical Bottle and Antique Show. Yue said he feels lucky to have been able to take part ...

Media Life:Kinkade sheds light on his Auburn painting

It’s been 20 years since Painter of Light Thomas Kinkade completed the mini-epic “Auburn Centennial” and moved on, as it turned out, to a much bigger artistic arena. In fact ...

“Phenomenon” actor set to help celebrate at Auburn reunion party

Tony Genaro, a key actor in “Phenomenon,” is returning to Auburn for Wednesday’s reunion party and outdoor screening of the 1996 film. Genaro, who recently completed work on ...

Auburn, Placer County history for sale at Old Town antique fair

Auburncentric antiques and collectibles were out there amidst the plethora of everything from jewels to junk offered for sale Sunday at the Old Town Auburn twice-annual antique and ...

Historic Auburn hospital brought back to life

The visitors streamed into the new Gold Country Medical History Museum after its dedication Saturday, offering praise for a successful effort to save and preserve one of the commun ...

Cinco de Mayo fiesta spices up Old Town

Scents of carne asada and sounds of mariachi music filled the streets of Old Town Monday night during the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. “We come every year for the tacos and ...
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