History

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Fromo Our Archives Feb. 5

1 YEAR AGO Feb. 6. 2014 $2.65 million pool project inches toward finish line – Having sunk five years and more than $1 million into a fundraising campaign for a new pool at ...

From our archives for Feb 12

  1 YEAR AGO Feb. 13, 2014  3 held captive in Loomis home invasion - Placer County sheriff's deputies arrested two men and a woman Feb. 6 in connection with ...

Looking Back from our archives for Jan. 29

1 YEAR AGO Jan. 30, 2014 – Burns brings local ingredients, hard work together at Café Zorro – When Scott Burns attended Placer High School in Auburn, and even a ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

Looking Back from our archives for Jan. 22

1 Year Ago Jan. 23, 2014 – Sewer system backs up building plans – Development in Loomis could slow to a stop without fixes to the half-century-old sewer system. The s ...

Coloma seizes on golden opportunity

Rich in California history, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday commemorates the momentous Jan. 24, 1848, anniversary. And James Marshall’ ...

Looking back week of Jan 15, 2014

1 Year Ago Jan. 16, 2014 Former mayor recalls 27 years of service – After 27 years of service to the town of Loomis, former council member Walt Scherer called it a ...

Media Life: Auburncentric memories shining bright in 2015

The votes are in and Price Waterhouse has guaranteed the results for this year’s edition of the Media Life Awards – also known as the “Lifees.” It’s ...

Looking Back week of Jan. 8, 2014

 10 Years Ago Jan. 13, 2005 - Sherrie Doupnik Edgar was gratified by all those who helped make the 2004 Loomis Basin Christmas Basket project a success.   &nb ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2015

Auburn is getting ready to mark some notable anniversaries in 2015, with fire and rebirth a major theme. This year will mark the biggest fire in Auburn history. Breaking out June ...

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 ...