Last BBQ & Blues delivers much more than a great show

An Auburn institution ends with a bang this weekend as the 20th annual BBQ & Blues finishes its run at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The event has attracted some of the best and b ...

Western States pioneer wants back on the trail

It’s been a long time coming but Andy Gonzales is on the comeback trail. In 1977, running in a borrowed pair waffle-soled Nikes, Gonzales was one of the pioneers of the Western S ...

McClintock our big naysayer

Re: “McClintock a major Letdown,” by Todd Williams (Reader Input, July 2). Yes, Tom McClintock is living “up” to my expectations because I did not vote for him. Yet, I try ...

Don’t rain on tea marchers

Response to Marcia Santos letter published July 8: Marcia, shame on whom? Our Constitution gives us the right to assemble. What day is more appropriate than July 4 to demonstrat ...

What good was calling 911?

As years go by and spending goes up, our local county law enforcement seems to be getting more lackadaisical as time goes by. I am a bartender in Foresthill and on June 30 I have n ...

We have precisely what we voted for

When I read all of the grumbling on the AJ Web site about our elected officials, I wonder if anyone considers the fact that we have what we asked for? What has happened, with the ...

At 100, she fulfills wish to fly high above foothills

A newly minted Auburn centenarian got her wish this week, with a birthday present that sent her soaring high above the foothills. Florence Gingrich reached the triple-digit milest ...

Grand jury recycles blue bag controversy

A Placer County grand jury report is putting renewed pressure on participating communities, including Auburn, to toss out programs that now see residents bagging recyclables. The ...

Hints of local Trader Joe’s tantalize town

The rumors won’t die. The storefront is still empty. Prospective customers and business neighbors are hopeful. That’s the situation more than three months after the initial sw ...

On her birthday, she requested gifts for cats

Ask 9-year-old Christine Tadlock what she’s reading these days and she’ll tell you matter-of-factly that it isn’t storybooks. Tadlock has a big love for animals and she’s l ...