History

Mystery gold coin cache found in Auburn area? Speculation abounds

A sense of wonder is competing with a sense of mystery to fire the imaginations of Auburn-area residents as they speculate on whether the couple who found a $10 million cache of go ...

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

Curtain rises on Auburn's State Theatre remake

The venerable State Theatre in Downtown Auburn is set to close its doors May 1 and reopen again in late summer to allow a major expansion in seating and stage area. Under plans ann ...

Looking Back: Loomis Fire members honored

50 YEARS AGO Feb. 21, 1964 -- Five members of the Loomis Fire Department were honored for 25 years or more of service. Those members included Howard Ogden who joined at the Depart ...

The bittersweet Americanization of Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Wistful and painful memories fill the pages of Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s new book “Starting from Loomis and Other Stories.” Kashiwagi, 91, lives in San Francisco now. ...

Media Life: New book a guide to American River canyon, life

  You have to hand it to Eric Peach and Co. for coming up with not only a new and improved edition of “The American River Insider’s Guide” but also sneaking ...

Ophir fights back after being victimized by plaque-theft plague

Ophir residents with an eye on preserving a vein of rich Gold Rush history in their rural Placer County community are organizing a drive to replace a cherished marker that was stol ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Opposition organizing against demolition of WWII theater in North Auburn

Supporters of an effort to keep a 70-year-old North Auburn theater from being demolished to make way for a Costco parking lot will be holding an organization meeting Wednesday. Co ...

LOOKING BACK: Tudsbury wins national championship

50 Years Ago  January 31, 1964 A special Inauguration and Awards Assembly at Del Oro was opened by Student Body President Dennis Kondo. He introduced Principal Ralp ...