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Goldie Hawn takes Auburn by storm

Goldie Hawn’s movie “Protocol” was the talk of the town in 1984 after filming that year in Old Town Auburn. Behind the Auburn Journal lens to record the shoot fo ...

Anonymous characters

A. Nonomous: Goodness and light is under assault in our fair city. For a number of years now a mysterious coterie of young ladies — well they used to be young — have ...

Some speculation from the sidelines

Most Saturdays this time of year you’ll find me on the soccer pitch — well, not on the pitch, exactly, more like the sidelines. Though, the way I wriggle my feet in the ...

Considering the spelling problem

In Scotland, as Don and I walked the several blocks from the hotel to the Edinburgh train station, and then walked a couple of blocks from the Glasgow station to our second hotel, ...

Media Life: Eddie Murphy’s ex-Placer home could be yours

Eddie Murphy may be long gone from Placer County but the name of the famous actor still packs gravitus in the effort by a Florida auction house to sell his former Los Lagos home in ...

Rent control, EMS workers always on call on the ballot: Props. 10, 11

Proposition 10, rent control Rent control ordinances regulate how much landlords can charge tenants for renting apartments and houses. In 1995 the state legislature limited local ...

Scotland, mythology, naps, Symphony, wall, cellos

I want to tell you about all the Californians Don and I have seen here in Scotland. And by Californians, I mean, in particular, Placer County-ites. This is a new experience. I&rsq ...

Media Life: Tesla sound, image forged in Placer County

  You could say that rock band Tesla’s sound and style is Made in Sacramento. And that would ultimately elicit few arguments. But it would only tell part of the story ...

The man behind the Auburn Journal camera

For the past two years, “Remember This?” has brought you a broad swath of nostalgia-filled photos from the Auburn Journals’ archives. The photos are there becaus ...

Art Deco Landmark Then. Auburn Shopping Plaza Now: Media Life

You may know it as the Auburn Town Center, a bustling business hub often brimming with parked cars just outside the orbit of the city’s Downtown. Just more than 40 years ...

Prop. 2 would borrow money to relieve homelessness

Placed on the November ballot by the state legislature, Proposition 2 proposes borrowing money to fund housing to alleviate homelessness.  Question: Should the state issue ...

Were we ever really that young?

It was 1978 and I was working for a glass company in Orange County.  I was doing all the measuring and layout for the crew of about 20 employees. I worked in the field most of ...

Register now to vote for best county district supervisor

September is National Voter Registration Month. Voter registration is key to ensure you can make your voices heard on Election Day. If you are a registered voter, good. Just check ...

Revamp vegetation ordinance to make us fire ‘safer’

As I write this, there are two significant fires threatening the 5th District in Placer County. The first is the “North Fire” up on the North Fork of the North Fork of ...

Six ways to re-prioritize your finances this fall

Fall is just around the corner. Our children actually returned to school over three weeks ago now. Let’s face it — summer can be expensive between vacations, home impro ...