History

Ophir fights back after being victimized by plaque-theft plague

Ophir residents with an eye on preserving a vein of rich Gold Rush history in their rural Placer County community are organizing a drive to replace a cherished marker that was stol ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Local voices of the Holocaust share stories in Rocklin

On Thursday, Feb. 27, Margot Goldberg from Loomis/Palo Alto, Manny Hirschel from Roseville and Sy Karfiol from Roseville, will share their personal experiences as witnesses of the ...

Opposition organizing against demolition of WWII theater in North Auburn

Supporters of an effort to keep a 70-year-old North Auburn theater from being demolished to make way for a Costco parking lot will be holding an organization meeting Wednesday. Co ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Placer County Museums need used tablets

Have you asked Santa for a new iPad or Android tablet this Christmas? If you stayed off the naughty list and he brings you what you want, what are you going to do with your old one ...

Media Life: New book roadmaps Placer’s historic “Rails, Tales and Trails”

  While most history writers stick to doing their rambling through dusty tomes, Granite Bay’s Bill George has taken the roadbed less taken to author “Rails, Tales ...

Media Life: Dutch Flat, Gold Run, Towle get their due in new book

Art Sommers has made a second career out of giving Placer County-area residents a glimpse into their past through his collection of historic postcards and photos. Sommers has spen ...