History

Roseville mourns loss of revered local historian

It’s almost a matter of record that no one knew Roseville quite like Leonard “Duke” Davis did. Modest though he was, his friends say, the city’s lifelong bo ...

1909 dynamiting of Roseville post office was a CSI breakthrough

On Feb. 25, 1909, Roseville Post Master H.C. Tripett came to work to discover the postal safe had not only been robbed, but destroyed. “Safe Crackers,” as they were the ...

A murder unremembered: Rocklin Cemetery holds a dark tale

Situated under a large oak tree in the Rocklin cemetery sits the Chateau family plot. This little obelisk which marks the spot where many of the Chateaus are buried does not have a ...

Remembering Roy Gardner’s heist in Roseville

Not since the infamous “gentleman bandit” Black Bart had the west coast seen anyone quite like Roy Gardner; and the city of Roseville would face off with him before his ...

Legacy: A look back at Ansel Adams’ work in Rocklin

Rocklin in 1962 looked like an all-American railroad city, and one of the most famous photographers in the history of California captured that moment through the power of his lens. ...

Roseville rail yard explosion revisited

It was the morning of April 28, 1973, when Phoebe Astill was violently awakened from her sleep, having been thrown literally out of bed by a terrible concussion that rocked her hou ...

Story of Fiddyments, story of Roseville

In 1855, the city of Roseville was not a city at all. In 1855, Roseville was more a small collection of large farms absent any semblance of the highly complex infrastructure that ...

Former Press Tribune reporter pens book inspired by combat in Vietnam

On a cold winter afternoon, Robert Pacholik watches the sun blare down on the weathered bricks of Old Town Roseville, casting a blond after-light on doorways and awnings that once ...

For WWII airman, Veteran’s Day comes with international award

In one of the darkest moments in world history, Granite Bay’s Robert Cross joined thousands of young G.I.s in the invasion to liberate Europe and destroy the Nazi war machine ...

On D-Day’s anniversary, the European theater still lives in the minds of Placer vets

On June 6, 1944, American and British forces conducted one of the greatest amphibious landings in the history of warfare — all in an effort to protect the freedom of the worl ...

Roseville's most notorious crimes

Gun smoke, crime tape, jail doors and police badges — such icons have been with Roseville since the first days iron locomotives steamed down its rail lines. As law enforcemen ...

Now 100, the Carnegie began as a mission to change Roseville

From a civilizing force against “Whiskey Row” to a looking-glass for the city’s hardships and triumphs, the building known as the Carnegie Museum has served many ...

Tower Theatre looms large in local memories

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the histories of the Roseville and Tower theaters. During one of the most trying times in Roseville's history, ...

Roseville Theatre began, endured through untold stories

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the histories of the Roseville and Tower theaters. For more than eight decades an elegant icon of lights has si ...

A new, old look for Sutter Street

With construction barely completed on the city’s newest bridge, Folsom Lake Crossing, dirt will soon begin to fly once again as Sutter Street will undergo the initial phase of a ...