Vandalism still hurting dog park

The dog sculpture at Ashley Memorial Dog Park has nothing to wag about. The donated 80-pound steel piece of art depicting a happy canine was damaged after late-night vandals stru ...

Debris handled unsafely

Potentially laced with the toxic ingredients in everything from incinerated plastics to paints, ash from the 49 Fire is posing challenges for Placer County health authorities. And ...

Teen kept her pageant interests quiet

Thirteen-year-old Claire Wright was never the beauty pageant type. “She grew up on a ranch with horses, cows, sheep and dirt,” said Claire’s mom Karen Wright. “She grew u ...

Home Shows draws more than 25,000

The final day of the Auburn Fall Home Shows ended Sunday with more than 25,000 attending the annual three-day event at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, according to producer Lani John ...

Visitor to Gold Country Fair needed more places to sit

You know it’s very upsetting to take children to the amusement section of the fair when there is not any place to sit. Last year at most rides there were double benches placed to ...

Hill Top Project not in keeping with location

My wife and I reside on Channel Hill Road here in Auburn. Our home is almost directly behind the proposed building site of the Hill Top Center Project. We strongly feel that the cu ...

Belt-tightening, ‘tweaking’ keep eateries afloat

A slowing economy and rising prices have local restaurants feeling squeezed but coping. At The Big Salad in Downtown Auburn, owner Danielle Nelson said she’s seen costs go up ab ...

Several stop signs inappropriately placed

I was surprised and somewhat flattered to see Ms. Murphy’s convoluted reference to my letter regarding the overuse of stop signs in Auburn which I submitted back in July (she mus ...

142-room hotel plan for Bowman faces resistance

Targeted for development as a 142-room hotel, a Bowman knoll overgrown with grass and brush is going to the Placer County Planning Commission today for a conditional use permit. T ...

Auburn eyes Lance Armstrong, Amgen Tour of California bike race visit

The thought of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong and the Amgen Tour of California rolling through Auburn, jockeying for position on Highway 49 at the American River Confluence or c ...