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Loomis fruit grower dies in tractor accident

Eric H. Hansen, a well-known and loved farmer and orchardist, died Feb. 28, following a tractor accident on his farm in Loomis. He was 57. Born June 20, 1958 in Sacramento, Hansen ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago March 16, 2006      Services were held for George Matsumoto, 98, a native of Newcastle ...

Reflections of an icon: Great-great-grandson to evoke Muir’s life, work

Robert Hanna, John Muir’s great-great-grandson, is determined to keep the environmental pioneer’s legacy alive. Tonight at Auburn’s State Theater, he presents, &l ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago March 9, 2006      East met West as 16 exchange students from Matsudo Kokusai High Sch ...

Placer Courthouse Lady Justice statues in Auburn are missing scales

In the beginning, there were scales. But then something happened, be it a wind storm. Or petulant thievery. Or just a flaw in construction that wouldn’t hold them in place. ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago March 2, 2006      Services were held for Ronald Alfred Berryman, 103, a Shrin ...

Media Life: Other Auburns, near and far, you may not know

A Massachusetts cemetery, an Australian city and a New Hampshire hamlet are some of the ‘other’ Auburns that hold a name-brand kinship with their California cousin. Mo ...

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10 Years Ago Feb. 23, 2006      Students at Del Oro were asked, “What is your favorite Olympic sport?” Tara Green – “Softball but I h ...

Media Life: California’s Auburn has plenty of company

Auburn. Think of the name for a moment. Not necessarily the word itself. Say it and hear how it sounds. It rolls easily off the tongue. It’s short and sweet. And there&rsqu ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 all-time mysteries

The Marie Celeste. Jack the Ripper. The Zodiac Killer. Think too of pyramids, Stonehenge and Jimmy Hoffa. Everyone loves a mystery and there are scads to devote some time and cur ...

LOOKING BACK column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Feb. 16, 2006      A Memorial Mass was planned for Henry William Scherer, 89, the firs ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 9, 2006      “The Music of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is an upcoming performance by the Take Note Troupe or TNT, a group of teenage p ...

DEMOLISHED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Auburn mini-golf course now a memory

A storehouse of memories but abandoned for close to a decade, the former Prospector Hill mini-golf complex in Auburn is no more. The odd assortment of structures on the Auburn Rav ...

Want to know if you’re really a local? Take the quiz

About a decade ago, Media Life took on the task of creating a standardized test to determine once and for all whether people who claim to be local are truly just that. The quiz st ...

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt

10 YEARS AGO FEB. 2, 2006      A Mass was held for Don Wolfe, a native of Cameron, Mo. In 1992, Don and his wife, Carol, re-opened Alice's Produce on Tayl ...