History

Wise Powerhouse near Auburn a hard-working PG&E, Placer County landmark

At the intersection of engineering and commerce – and Wise and Ophir roads near Auburn – Pacific Gas & Electric Co. had the foresight to create a power plant that h ...

Daytrip through Amador County

For those looking for a daytrip adventure close to home, families and friends can enjoy a day of history, nature and lunch in Amador County. Maureen Funk, Amador Council of Touris ...

Media Life: Celebrating World Series hero, boogie band, WWII hospital anniversaries

Spring training 2014 begins the dream for all major league baseball teams and their fans. And as the season opener approaches, every team – and dream – starts from the ...

Mystery gold coin cache found in Auburn area? Speculation abounds

A sense of wonder is competing with a sense of mystery to fire the imaginations of Auburn-area residents as they speculate on whether the couple who found a $10 million cache of go ...

Curtain rises on Auburn's State Theatre remake

The venerable State Theatre in Downtown Auburn is set to close its doors May 1 and reopen again in late summer to allow a major expansion in seating and stage area. Under plans ann ...

El Dorado Hills Library's digital kiosk reaches back in time

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - El Dorado County’s past has taken a step into the future with the library’s acquisition of an interactive digital kiosk that highlights the c ...

Explore Victorian-style fashion at new Folsom exhibit

A new exhibit titled “Slaves to Fashion” at Folsom History Museum showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of women’s style during the Victorian and Edwardian ...

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 ...