Gus Thomson

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Gus Thomson has reached the 30-year mark with the Auburn Journal and 37 years as a daily newspaper reporter. He's the winner of several state, regional and national awards, most recently receiving a Best Business Reporting 1st place in the prestigious, statewide California Newspaper Publishers Association competition. He's also a proud Auburnite of 30 years.

When not reporting, writing or taking photos for the Journal, Thomson enjoys the time he can share with his wife of 34 years and their family. They have three children. You also may spot Gus out on the many trails in and around Auburn. He's completed two California International Marathons and many distance races from 10Ks to half-marathons to 20 milers. He's also a hobbyist guitar player, playing everything from finger-style acoustic to electric. Gus also is a musicologist delving into the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. He's also an ice hockey and classic horror film fan. In literature, he's an F. Scott Fitzgerald buff. Gus was presented with a special award in 2013 by the Placer County Historical Society for his contributions to local history and a similar award in 2014 for his contributions to the annual Veterans Day Parade. 

Thomson can be reached at Media Life column appears Sundays in the Journal and online. His Remember This column appears every two weeks on Thursdays.


Recent Work

Auburn Police seek pill robbery suspect

  Video surveillance has captured the image of a man who may have been armed with a handgun robbing an Auburn pharmacy Monday. Now the Auburn Police Department is asking for ...

Bowman Road bridge work targeted for spring

Placer County work to strengthen and restore two mid-20th century Bowman Road bridges spanning Union Pacific tracks could be completed by the end of the year. Construction is tent ...

Frosted flakes: Snow falls in Auburn - finally

Gus Thomson photos   Foresthill had its share. Colfax too over the last couple of weeks. But Auburn had to wait until today to experience its first real snowfall of the wi ...

Mobile food trailer for Gathering Inn

An anonymous donor has stepped up with $70,000 to pay for a mobile food trailer at The Gathering Inn Mid-Placer Emergency Housing Program homeless shelter in North Auburn. The new ...

Auburn’s I-80 McDonald’s is open again

Auburn’s I-80 McDonald’s is open again New building replaces original Auburn eatery   Don and Patricia Masters were back this week on familiar turf, sitting at ...

Giant salmon sculpture coming to Auburn

A sculpture of five giant salmon could soon be gracing Auburn’s Central Square. Auburn City Councilman Bill Kirby is a major proponent of making the sculpture - already comm ...