History

Shigeo Yokote related his family's story

50 YEARS AGO March 6, 1964 -- Loomis 4-H member Kathy Nute followed in the steps of her older brother and sister. Both had been County All-Stars and National Award winners. In fac ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Old sycamore tree removed along Taylor Road

  One of the oldest trees in the Taylor Road business district was turned into mulch Friday. Brian Fragiao, director of public works for the Town of Loomis, said the sycamor ...

Paul Yokote awarded Jefferson Award

  50 YEARS AGO Feb. 28, 1964 – Loomis 4-H Club member Pat Crossley became interested in 4-H long before she was old enough to join a club. Her mother had been a 4-H me ...

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 ...