History

Auburn veteran who died in 1997 gets name on Vietnam Memorial

  Jim Gray, who lived the last decade of his life in Auburn before dying in 1997 at 48, served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 and was honorably discharged ...

Ace’s WWII ‘Old Crow’ plane takes flight – on four wheels

With an engine powerful enough to get a plane up in the air, a Connecticut man’s four-wheeled hot-rod tribute to World War II air ace Bud Anderson has the horsepower. But Mi ...

Atmospheric Auburn park closed for facelift

Herschel Young Park in Old Town Auburn is undergoing a facelift, with its brick floor being redone this week. The work is being done by Hinkley’s Masonry of Auburn, with man ...

On the threshold of Placer High football greatness

1974 was a pretty good year for the Placer Hillmen football team. An 8-3 mark in the tough Sierra Foothill League, a third-place finish and an end-of-season walloping of long-time ...

Former Denny's, Sam's Hof Brau building in Auburn torn down

Empty for 23 years, the former Denny’s and Sam’s Hof Brau building is being torn down. Work started tuesday on razing a Bowman Road structure opened in December 1963 a ...

Media Life: Notorious killer’s lost photo discovered

“Who is that dapper young man with the flower in his lapel, a bowler hat on his head and a cocky smile on his face?” When Bryanna Ryan came across the yellowed and fad ...

Flying visit by Jerry Brown to Auburn - 'albeit briefly'

It was a season of maxi skirts and leisure suits, of fuel-sipping Civics and a governor with presidential aspirations. You can see all these and more in this photo by the Auburn J ...

Media Life: Signs are grace notes in Auburn life

It’s easy enough to slap up a sign. In fact, drive up your average Highway 49 and you’re liable to be overwhelmed by the sheer propensity of them. Undoubtedly you hav ...

Explosive end to Placer County's 1960 Olympics arena

Do you remember Blyth Arena? For 11 days in February, 1960, it was the focus of the sporting world and the 8,500-seat ice arena reverberated with the roar of passionate patriotism ...

Media Life: Top 10 Surprising Visitors to Auburn

‘Welcome to Auburn.’ The red carpet is always out for visitors in this friendly foothills community. Or would broadloom sporting olive and orange hues be more suitable ...

Media Life: Time to celebrate Placer's pungent image

Image is everything. So when you think of the national bird, you don’t visualize a turkey, which was the symbol of freedom Benjamin Franklin was a proponent of. Potential e ...

Media Life: Park’s Nobel-winning namesake has shocking dark side

No doubt about it. William Shockley was one of the smartest humans on the planet. He was the co-winner of a Nobel Prize in 1956 for his groundbreaking work on transistors and Time ...

Media Life: 10 Gone-But-Not-Forgotten Auburn Nuggets

Change is good, right? Consider these 10 vestiges of Auburn’s past as examples of the things that we no longer have but still wish we did. You can’t bring back the pa ...

National Treasure: Auburn school's gym designated

Auburn’s Earl Crabbe Gymnasium has received National Register of Historic Places designation. The word came down this past week from the U.S. Parks Service in Washington, D. ...

Media Life: Remembering 3 Lives Well-Lived

    Where do we go from here? New leaders emerge, replacing those who have come before, building on the work of the men and women they follow after. If that work has ...