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Media Life: The day Placer High’s basketball team took on mighty Stanford
Friday Nov 21 2014
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
Friday Nov 14 2014
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
Friday Nov 07 2014
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
Friday Oct 24 2014
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
Friday Oct 03 2014
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
Friday Sep 26 2014
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 ...
Media Life: Auburn filmmaker scores with real-life ‘Harry Potter’ quidditch movie
Friday Sep 12 2014
Eric F. Martin grew up in Auburn during the height of Harry Pottermania. So when fellow filmmaker Farzad Sangari came to him in 2013 with hundreds of hours of footage on the real- ...
Coloma mill rises again at original James Marshall gold discovery location
Tuesday Sep 09 2014
COLOMA – Using time-tested techniques and tools, a crew of timber framers is bringing back to life a replica of the mill where James Marshall first spotted gold. Marshall&rs ...
Media Life: Auburn motorhead couple gets “American Pickers” star treatment
Friday Sep 05 2014
When “American Pickers” came calling, Auburn’s Al and Deb Casner were ready to wheel and deal – especially when it came to a rare set of wheels. The Casner ...
Old Town Auburn tunnel tales: Gold, ghosts, graffiti and glow sticks
Tuesday Aug 19 2014
The ongoing drought has created a gold mine in Old Town Auburn – literally. Yards from the giant statue of the man who discovered the glowing metal and jump-started the foun ...
Parents Club chooses 'Count Down '64 of the Del Oro Pad' as 1964 Del Oro Carnival theme
Tuesday Jul 22 2014
50 YEARS AGO July 24, 1964 -- The Del Oro Parents Club chose the theme "Count Down '64 of the Del Oro Pad," for the upcoming Del Oro Carnival. The name given to the ...
New Placer museums chief breathing life into history
Sunday Jul 20 2014
Placer County’s museum artifacts are turning up in the darndest places. In the Placer Herald newspaper office in Rocklin, chairs once occupied by its 19th-century publisher ...
Heritage Trail museum tour offers 20 museums from Sierra to Valley floor
Wednesday Jul 16 2014
Remnants of the Gold Rush era, transcontinental railroad history, a granite mining site and a host of other peeks at Placer County’s past are on display Aug. 2 and 3 for the ...
Nitta, Struble orchards were on farm tour
Friday Apr 25 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 17, 1964 -- The Nitta and Struble plum orchards were destinations for fruit growers participating in an orchard tour. Growers would observe "Cut and Burn&q ...
Penryn experienced widespread sewer failure in 1989
Thursday Apr 17 2014
50 YEARS AGO April 24, 1964 – Pear Psylla, the most hated insect on California pears since it got into the state in 1956, was on the loose in Placer County. The pest ...
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