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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Dec. 22, 2005      The Loomis Basin Christmas Basket program continued with chairwoman ...

Placer County Pearl Harbor survivor, 95, recalls attack

The birthday in December is important. It’s Dec. 12 and Weimar’s Joe Mariani will turn 96. What’s his secret? “Maybe I got pickled in the Navy from drink ...

Media Life: 'Girl on the Train,' dogs, James Patterson tops in Placer County

In the world of adult fiction, dogs are, well, top dog in Placer County. So says digital records compiled by the Placer County Library Sirsi system. Sirsi keeps a count of librar ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Dec. 15, 2005      Services were held for Jonathan Takagishi, 91, a lifelong r ...

Looking Back Column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Dec. 8, 2005      Services were held for James Chestine DeVilliers, 88, a World War II ...

Media Life: 12 Best Reasons for Auburnites to be Thankful

Auburn’s an original. And for that we can all be thankful for 365 days of the year. But on a long weekend where we gather to annually give thanks, what better time for a lis ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Dec. 1, 2005     The Loomis Day Before Thanksgiving Parade was coordinated by Rachel Rath o ...

Media Life: TBS 'Conan’ appearance for Auburn drummer’s Saint Motel

Auburn’s Greg Erwin and Saint Motel are riding a second crest of success as their new recording “Cold Cold Man” moves up the charts. The L.A.-based Saint Motel g ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 Lost Landmarks

Think of a stopwatch counting down 4,500 seconds. That’s how long it took – from fire alarm to extinguished blaze – for flames to gut and ultimately destroy the ...

Stirring Auburn Veterans Day parade wrings out strong memories, emotions

Deep and lasting, the battle scars have long stayed with Frank Lujan. The 91-year-old World War II veteran got his near Metz, France. He remembers the date – Dec. 12, 1944. ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Nov. 17, 2005      Marie Ellen Harris of Loomis passed away at the age of 77 with her f ...

Media Life: Auburn Past and Present Photos Show Vanished Auburn

Auburn in the Great Depression became the subject of famed Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee during late 1940. Lee’s lens focused on the poor and the dis ...

Historic status for North Auburn's DeWitt General Hospital moves ahead

SACRAMENTO – Placer County’s World War II-era DeWitt General Hospital buildings moved a key step closer to National Register of Historic Places status on Friday. The S ...

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LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Nov. 10, 2005      A dedication ceremony for Robert "Bob" Bonner began Del O ...

Media Life: 7 Auburn Facts Sure to Haunt Your Halloween

Auburn is such a nice, quiet place. But beneath that small-town exterior lurks plenty of Halloween horror lore, just waiting to spring to life on Oct. 31. Here’s a Media Li ...