Phenomenon

New plaque cements “Phenomenon” film-shoot memories in Old Town Auburn

The magic of an unusually warm fall of 1995 when John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick and Forest Whitaker strode the streets of Old Town Auburn during the filming of “ ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Old Town Country Christmas this weekend; New Auburn mayor to be sworn in; Shop with a cop and “Phenomenon” plaque replaced

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The holiday happenings continue in Auburn Saturday, with the kickoff of the Old Town Country Christmas. Photographer Michael Kirby will be on hand and ...

Funding pops up to replace Auburn’s stolen film plaque

When the John Travolta movie “Phenomenon” was released in the summer of 1996, some of the more urbane critics dismissed the fantasy dramedy as corn. Despite the corn c ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Tests back on jail inmate who died; Fundraising begins to replace missing film plaque; Endurance committee holding trail safety meeting; AUSD superintendent search

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: The toxicology tests have been returned in the death of an inmate at Placer County Jail. Reporter Gus Thomson will be writing about what was found and ...

Thief filches Auburn’s commemorative link to “Phenomenon”

 A link to Auburn’s major movie-making past has gone missing, and Old Town wants it back. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick spent much of ...

Shanghai bar survived burglaries, floods and bullets

Editor’s note: This is the last in a two-part series on an iconic Auburn business. As colorful as its past was, the Shanghai never had the distinction of being robbed at gunp ...

Alehouse pays homage to film with Phenomen-Ale

There’s something else a-brewin’ in Auburn sure to please beer enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. The Auburn Alehouse in Old Town Auburn releases its Phenomen-Ale today, a sp ...