Gottschalks: We’ll miss you

Gottschalks leaving is a great loss to our Auburn area. As a 10-year-plus customer of Gottschalks, the employees in every department were helpful, patient and polite. I believe m ...

Auburn can use bistros/cafés

We have heard so many people say “there really aren’t many places in Auburn where you can sit comfortably outdoors for a cup of coffee, a beer, or a bite to eat.” To the ext ...

School’s out —now what?

Kids have a lot of free time on their hands for the next couple months. Now that school’s out for summer, many parents are likely scrambling to figure out how to occupy their ki ...

Tree destroys Toyota, owner mourns

Of the loves in Mike Buck’s life, one of the truest was Vivian. Buck can still remember the first day he set eyes on her chassis. It was true that Vivian already had quite a few ...

ARD naming policy not worth paper that it’s printed on

What’s the use of having a policy if it’s not followed? The Auburn Recreation District board of directors should be asking itself that question following yet another decision ...

Her reputation hangs on displaying works of art

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of community portraits published in this space Fridays. Almost everyone has been to a gallery to view beautiful pieces produced by creativ ...

Assemblyman Ted Gaines' septic bill faces test on April 14

Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ bill to flush away mandatory septic-system inspection plans by the state Water Resources Control Board will face its first committee test April 14. Gaine ...

Home-grown hospital operator has heard it all

Hers is the voice you are likely to hear if you call Sutter Auburn Faith. For 30 years, Leigh Anne Finney has worked as a PBX operator in the hospital’s Communication Department. ...

Stimulus package means cash for you

The recently enacted $787 billion economic stimulus plan appears to have something for nearly everyone, including Auburn, Placer County and you. The funding will put people back t ...

Vernal pools teem with plant, animal richness

Vernal pool expert Carol Witham blanches at the generic words “vernal pool” that are used to describe rangeland depressions marked dramatically this month by naturally occurrin ...