Gus Thomson

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Gus Thomson has reached the 29-year mark with the Auburn Journal and 36 years as a daily newspaper reporter. He's the winner of several state, regional and national awards, most recently receiving a Best Business Reporting 1st place in the prestigious, statewide California Newspaper Publishers Association competition. He's also a proud Auburnite of 29 years.

When not reporting, writing or taking photos for the Journal, Thomson enjoys the time he can share with his wife of 34 years and family. They have three children. You also may spot Gus out on the many trails in and around Auburn. He's completed two California International Marathons and many distance races from 10Ks to half-marathons to 20 milers. He's also a hobbyist guitar player, playing everything from finger-style acoustic to electric. Gus also is a musicologist delving in recent months into the swing era, ice hockey and classic horror film fan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald buff. He was presented with a special award in 2013 by the Placer County Historical Society for his contributions to local history and a similar award in 2014 for his contributions to the annual Veterans Day Parade. 

Thomson can be reached at Media Life column appears Fridays in the Journal and online. His Remember This column appears every two weeks on Sundays.


Recent Work

Terror in the Night: Homeowner shoots intruder

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an intruder was hospitalized after a homeowner in Cool fired several rounds at the suspect. The incident took place i ...

‘Tinderbox’ Auburn tribal land wins slice of $2 million fire-safety grant

The United Auburn Indian Community bought a 501-acre parcel undeveloped Auburn about a decade ago, purchasing acreage known as Baltimore Ravine. The land is key piece of undevelop ...

Auburn focus in HBO Golden State Killer documentary

The Golden State Killer lurked in the shadows of California's consciousness for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But when ex-Auburn Police Officer Joe DeAngelo was arrested in Apr ...

Crash into tree injures driver

Crash into tree injures driver Sandy Stockton/Courtesy photo Emergency personnel come to the aid of a 74-year-old Garden Valley woman who the Placerville California Highway Patro ...

Delayed $4.8 million Auburn road project back on front burner

The on-again, off-again Nevada Street sidewalk, bike lane and roadway improvement project is back in front of the Auburn City Council. The second phase of the project, which would ...

Roseville, Newcastle church thefts; Penryn ammo arrest; more

Crime in Your Community: Roseville, Newcastle church thefts; Penryn ammo arrest; more Aug. 1 Dylan Kelly Truman, 51, of Auburn, was arrested on suspicion of burglary by entering ...