History

Media Life: Placer’s Highway 40 stretch gets new monument in Ophir

Take a detour off the smooth textures of  Interstate 80 and onto Ophir Road near Auburn and you’ll soon get an inkling for how automobile travel felt and sounded like in ...

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 ...

The bittersweet Americanization of Hiroshi Kashiwagi

Wistful and painful memories fill the pages of Hiroshi Kashiwagi’s new book “Starting from Loomis and Other Stories.” Kashiwagi, 91, lives in San Francisco now. ...

Media Life: New book a guide to American River canyon, life

  You have to hand it to Eric Peach and Co. for coming up with not only a new and improved edition of “The American River Insider’s Guide” but also sneaking ...

Ophir fights back after being victimized by plaque-theft plague

Ophir residents with an eye on preserving a vein of rich Gold Rush history in their rural Placer County community are organizing a drive to replace a cherished marker that was stol ...

History of Rocklin’s Chinese to be shared

During the 1870s, a post-Civil War downturn in the national economy caused widespread hardship. Rocklin’s granite industry felt the effects gradually until 1880, when all but ...

Media Life: When giant arrows guided planes over Placer

It’s hard to believe in a 21st century world that early day pilots in flimsy flying machines were guided on low-altitude, cross-country jaunts by giant concrete arrows spaced ...

Local voices of the Holocaust share stories in Rocklin

On Thursday, Feb. 27, Margot Goldberg from Loomis/Palo Alto, Manny Hirschel from Roseville and Sy Karfiol from Roseville, will share their personal experiences as witnesses of the ...

Rocklin PD to memorialize first fallen officer

The Rocklin Police Department is planning a special ceremony to immortalize the memory of Samuel Renaldi, the first police officer to be killed on duty in Rocklin, on the 100th ann ...

Opposition organizing against demolition of WWII theater in North Auburn

Supporters of an effort to keep a 70-year-old North Auburn theater from being demolished to make way for a Costco parking lot will be holding an organization meeting Wednesday. Co ...