History

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

Media Life: Treasure turns up in darndest places but not gold-coin couple

May is the target date for a portion of the $10 million in gold coins from the 1800s found by a Gold Country couple to start turning up on Amazon.com’s collectibles site. By ...

Garden Club plants tree at Del Oro in memory of Dr. Paul Barnes

50 YEARS AGO March 13, 1964 -- In memory of Dr. Paul Barnes, the Loomis Garden Club planted a tree at Del Oro on Arbor Day. Dr. Barnes practiced medicine in Loomis for many years. ...

Media Life: Digging into Placer’s Oscar connectivity; deepening gold-coin mystery

  Placer County’s return to the big screen in a major motion picture has culminated with that movie getting some heavyweight industry respect this week at the Academy A ...

Mystery image from Auburn’s past sparks photographic memories

The mystery of a photo brought in by 93-year-old Emerson Smith has been solved. And the solution came from the pages of bound copies of the Auburn Journal. “Merry Christmas ...

Historic Auburn depot, giant statue could get new owner

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Placer County are exploring the possibility of turning the chamber’s Lincoln Way headquarters into a museum after the business organization ...

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 ...