History

Media Life: Old Town Auburn’s Happy Hour sign loses shining light

It’s a sign that’s hard to miss – a beacon featuring a martini glass that promises much but leads nowhere. The Happy Hour is long gone in Old Town, but the sign s ...

101-year-old locomotive with Auburn history travels to new home in Willits

An honored guest during celebrations surrounding the 100th birthday party for the Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge in 2012, Engine 202 made the move Wednesday from Auburn to its n ...

Media Life: KCRA to highlight Placer’s Sochi Olympics presence

Sacramento’s KCRA Channel 3 will be the center of the Olympic world for Auburn TV viewers starting Feb. 6, when the 22nd Winter Games storms onto the small screen and creates ...

LOOKING BACK: 4-H members gather for field day

50 Years Ago  February 7,1964   Services were held for Charles Weissenfelt, 77, a native of Finland and a local resident since 1906. He was a retired Stone ...

Rail history quirks and foibles aired in Auburn

Auburn’s connections to some big moments in history got their due Friday in a dual presentation revolving around building of the Central Pacific Railroad through Placer Count ...

LOOKING BACK: Snow makes its way down to Roseville

50 Years Ago  January 24, 1964   The new Del Oro student body leaders were President Richard Jacobson, Boy VP Dennis Kondo, Girls VP Joyce Watanabe, Secret ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

Auburn anniversaries abound in 2014

Aug. 3 and 4 will mark the 40th anniversary of Gordy Ainsleigh’s pioneering run with the horses — and epic 100-mile test of will from high in the Sierra to Auburn that ...

Media Life: Looking back on an extraordinarily Placerific 2013 Media Life

After a conspicuous absence last year on the Auburn end-of-year social calendar, Media Life’s Lifey celebration of things Auburncentric and awards ceremony returned to the Au ...

Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...