History

Media Life: “Louie Louie” singer’s Applegate sister remembers

It was a request from an older brother that she felt duty bound to help with – as sisters often do. Applegate’s Jill Zander recalls she was a junior at Washington High ...

Media Life: R&B pioneer’s grave marker turns up in Auburn

It’s a mystery that has Auburn’s Brianna Rubio perplexed. Actually, many people. It started with the discovery of a grave marker in the yard of a North Auburn property ...

Media Life: Auburn’s rich history subject of new book

Want a peek at the first-known image of Auburn? It’s a drawing by a fellow named Thomas Armstrong done in 1851. Nothing but a few wooden buildings and a denuded hillside. An ...

Media Life: Auburn-created art now on U.S. postage stamp

Move over Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau. You have some illustrious company. Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea and infant member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, was  Auburn&rsq ...

Colfax Chronicles

Friday, Jan 12, 1951 County gamblers sue for property Harry Wong and Fred Tang have filed a suit in the superior court against Placer County, former District Attorney C. E. Tin ...

Media Life: Historical haberdashery brings Auburn Civil War saga to life

Get the extra-thick and brightest-red felt tip pen out and mark a couple of dates on your calendar. One is April 1 – this coming Wednesday – and the other is April 9. ...

Downtown Auburn arts and event center to debut

Freshly rebranded and ready to start a new chapter, the newly renamed General Gomez Arts and Events Center officially debuts Saturday. In the Burns family for 130 years, the 808 L ...

Jan. 4, 1929 - PG&E opens $50,000 facility in Auburn

Jan. 4, 1929 P.G&E opens new $50,000 facility in Auburn Resplendent in holiday attire, the fine division headquarters building of the Pacific Gas and Electric Company at Au ...

Media Life: Auburn stuntman helping fulfill Evel Knievel dream

When a veteran stuntman tries to do what Evel Knievel famously attempted 41 years ago and fell short of, Auburn’s Gary Davis is the expert on all things death-defying called ...

Work to start on relocated Gold Rush Museum in Auburn

Work is set to start on a new museum in Downtown Auburn. The Gold Rush Museum is expected to debut this summer after the improvements are completed. The 113-year-old depot buildi ...

Media Life: Movie, TV memories anchor Auburn man’s richly textured life

Open any door in Auburn – with permission of course – and there’s a story behind worth hearing. Perhaps many more. Over the past decade, Media Life has been a ch ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Civil War returns to Auburn 150 years later

Marking 150 years since hostilities ended April 9, 1865, the Civil War is coming home to Auburn in the form of a new Placer County Museums exhibit. While no battles were fought on ...

Coloma seizes on golden opportunity

Rich in California history, Coloma’s Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Saturday commemorates the momentous Jan. 24, 1848, anniversary. And James Marshall’ ...

Media Life: Auburncentric memories shining bright in 2015

The votes are in and Price Waterhouse has guaranteed the results for this year’s edition of the Media Life Awards – also known as the “Lifees.” It’s ...