Schools not bargain basement item

A letter by Ellen Stephens (“Ingenuity will help schools,” Reader Input, Nov. 24) portrays the mindset of many in this area who demand a high quality of life but seem to be unw ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...

Huge pot bust leads to mistaken identity

What’s in a name? For Auburn contractor Robert Shipley, it’s an embarrassing and possibly costly case of mistaken identity as he finds himself being mixed up with another Rober ...

Jim Ruffalo: The Christmas mood seems cheerier this year

Is it just me, or is it getting nicer around here? Well, maybe “nicer” isn’t the correct word, but more about my problem with picking the correct word later in this column. ...

Recycling center has can-do attitude

A local recycling center has new ownership and a new look. Cory and Anne Bochenski took over Auburn Recycling & Scrap Metals Inc. in June. Since then they’ve repainted the walls ...

Auburn area groups gather coats, clothes for less fortunate

Auburn community groups are uniting to bring warm clothes to the less fortunate as the cold weather arrives. The Auburn Rotary Club, along with Community 1st Bank, The Placer Coun ...

Washington, military “Don’t ask, don’t tell” debate splinters Auburn

Splintering Washington and much of the military, the debate over the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law is also dividing opinion in Auburn. The question of letting gays serve ope ...