History

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 ...

LOOKING BACK column

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. ...

Looking Back column

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 ...

Looking Back column

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 ...

Placer County fights historic status for North Auburn Dewitt buildings

 The case will be made Friday in Sacramento to bestow National Register of Historic Places status on World War II-vintage DeWitt General Hospital buildings in North Auburn. B ...

Looking Back column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt   10 Years Ago Nov. 3, 2005      Del Oro High School honored the late Robert K. “Bob&rd ...

Media Life: Five Placer County Photos You Must See

Russell Lee was an outsider when he arrived in Auburn in November 1940. But his images were already as familiar to most Americans as the Lone Ranger radio theme or the talk of war ...

LOOKING BACK column

LOOKING BACK From our archives; compiled by Howard Stitt 10 Years Ago Oct. 27, 2005      A tradition that spanned nearly five decades was coming to an end. T ...

Media Life: Travolta, Phenomenon shot in Auburn 20 years ago

For a few short weeks in the unusually warm fall of 1995, Auburn had its Disneyesque dreams come true. Twenty years ago this month, Disney-Touchstone Pictures went looking for a s ...