History

Looking Back: January 1, 2015

50 YEARS AGO Jan. 1, 1965 -- Pat Crossley, a seven-year member of the Loomis 4-H Club, was quite successful selling vegetables from her garden to local customers. She learned to c ...

Placer High’s built-in-1936 gym getting the Crabbe Stare

Venerable. Awe-inspiring. Nostalgic. The 78-year-old Earl Crabbe Gymnasium at Placer High School inspires plenty of superlatives as visitors enter the Depression-era building and ...

Old Town’s Tsuda name gone but memories kept alive

A well-known Old Town Auburn building is undergoing major changes and is targeted for reopening in early 2015 as a bistro restaurant. Owners Patty and John Dooley have been workin ...

Hell Hole Dam collapse 50 years ago today continues to teach

The photos were spectacular as the Highway 49 bridge gave way 50 years ago today. But the lasting story was the upstream collapse Dec. 23, 1964, of the Hell Hole Dam that sent a s ...

Media Life: The day Placer High’s basketball team took on mighty Stanford

Imagine Michael Jordan and his North Carolina Tar Heels teammates arriving in Auburn for a basketball game with … the Placer High Hillmen. It’s a gargantuan stretch o ...

Media Life: U.S. Hall of Fame honors for Auburn’s Olympic gold medalist

Add another golden achievement to Stacy Dragila’s Olympian list of accomplishments. And while her just-announced selection to this year’s class of inductees into the N ...

Media Life: Perry King’s “The Divide” poised for Cool ranch shoot in 2015

Perry King knows he’s stepping out of the Hollywood mold. But King, an actor who has found fame on TV’s “Riptide” and in notable films like “The Day ...

Media Life: State Theatre work unearths long-lost 1930 art deco treasure

A vertically challenged genie? A variation on the theatrical “tragedy-comedy” mask, this time memorializing loud acting? A stylized tribute to Aztec culture run amok? ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Media Life: Turkey vultures making fleeting presence known in Auburn

Auburn’s Deren Ross informs Media Life that the skies over Auburn are sporadically alive these days with the annual southward flight of turkey vultures. Several hundred moved ...