Placer County Courthouse

Father's Day provides opening for dad to wear Auburn, Placer history on his sleeve

Auburn’s connection to the Gold Rush is no secret, and now one of its historic landmarks is being commemorated in the form of cufflinks, just in time for Father’s Day o ...

National Denim Day to be marked at Auburn courthouse

Denim will be worn to send a message today at a gathering on the steps of the Placer County Courthouse in Auburn. Members of Auburn’s three Soroptimist clubs are set to meet ...

1909 Newcastle killing recalled for Heritage tour

Joanie Maxwell’s love of history is landing her in jail on Saturday. But in a good way. Maxwell, who guides Old Town Auburn walking tours, will be welcoming guests inside the i ...

Gay marriage issue alive despite court decision

It’s back to the ballot again for California voters after the highest court in the state upheld Prop. 8. The November ballot measure placed a ban on same-sex marriages and follo ...

Lay off the courthouse bird-bashing

As a member of the Audubon Society and an avid “birdwatcher” since I was a young boy, I wish to add my voice to those who have come out in support of the swallows at the old co ...

Inventor offers cure for courthouse birds

An Auburn inventor is offering a customized version of his “Skunkerator” to keep swallows from returning to the Placer County Courthouse. Bill Carpenter is giving a hoot about ...

Swallows return, but ...

The swallows have returned to Auburn. But they’re far from home. The birds are finding a century-old welcome mat has been pulled out from under them at the Placer County Courthou ...

Courthouse museum gift shop closes

Auburn has lost a piece of its history. Several hundred pieces, actually, with the closure Tuesday of the Placer County Museum Gift Shop & Visitors Center. In the three years it ...

Swallows welcome to join good life on the river

Fret no more swallow lovers and fear not that odious, acidic plop on your copper dome dear Placer Courthouse lovers. The mighty cliff swallow lives on and is welcomed with open  ...