History

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...