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Ophir’s landmark plaque back in place after theft
Tuesday Apr 29 2014
The plaque stolen from Ophir’s historic monument two years ago has been replaced with a new one. And it took two ceremonies to do it. The initial plaque arrived from the fo ...
Placer Gold Rush ghost town loses marker to theft
Tuesday Aug 06 2013
A funny thing happened to Kurteous Maximus on his way to an E Clampus Vitus meeting in the rural area between Lincoln and Auburn. Taking a side road to the meeting hall, Kurteous ...
Now quiet East Street once held a lively city park
Wednesday May 15 2013
A few times when reading accounts of life in Auburn I have come upon allusions to a place called Sierra Park, and I had always wondered just where and exactly what this Sierra Park ...
Media Life: Mark Twain in Placer, KCRA prowess, Colfax “Lincoln” miscue
Thursday Nov 29 2012
AUBURN CA - Mark Twain in Placer County? While Nevada City, Grass Valley and even the Nevada County burg of You Bet can claim a visit from the author of countless American ...
Community Portrait: After 34 years at the library, time at last to read
Thursday Jun 28 2012
As of today there will be one less familiar face around the Auburn Placer County Library. Longtime library employee Karri Samson is retiring from the library staff after 34 years o ...
Community Portrait: Auburn’s Michael Otten a chronicler of history
Thursday Mar 29 2012
“When I do my tax return where it says occupation, I write volunteer,” said Auburn’s Michael Otten. Otten jokes but it’s not far from the truth. Otten is president of the P ...
Don’t let change ruin Auburn’s identity
Monday Sep 07 2009
It looks like I will miss the proposed special meeting on Central Square but I would like to forward some thoughts. By now you should be more familiar with the history and why the ...
Square becomes town lightning rod
Friday Aug 28 2009
Searching for a new notebook while wondering if the Cash for Clunkers program was deemed so successful, then how soon before we see Wampum for Washers or Moola for Microwaves? … ...
Our View: Keep historic Gold Discovery Park open to everyone
Thursday Aug 27 2009
On Jan. 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold in Coloma. More than 160 years later, the state of California is looking to close Marshall Gold Discovery Park, built on the site ...
Public outcry tables square name change
Monday Aug 24 2009
The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...
Plan to honor athletes trudges on
Tuesday Aug 18 2009
More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...
Courthouse museum gift shop closes
Tuesday Mar 31 2009
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 ...
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