Fitness club expansion includes rooftop tennis, smoothie bar

After several years in the planning and more than six months of construction, Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club opens its expansion this month. The approximately 9,000 square feet of ...

City council members save face covering backsides

Demonstrating with the notebook while wondering when CNN and NBC will learn how to count properly a crowd’s size at a conservative-type rally ... But politics were not confined ...

‘Justine’s Fund’ dinner pays tribute to Auburn teen, benefits those who fought on her behalf

The fourth annual “Justine’s Fund” dinner will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. in Auburn. The dinner is held in memory of Justin ...

Tilley leaps at chance to craft BASE-jumping gear

On a small street just off Downtown Auburn’s High Street is a low-key building that you’d have to be looking for to find. It’s just 450 square-feet but the shop is well organ ...

County workers agree to 12 days no pay

Placer County’s largest labor union has agreed to a plan that erases the threat of layoffs next year in return for taking 12 days off without pay. Members of the Placer Public E ...

Scenic wildland on American River saved

A Yuba City logging company willing to sell and a United Auburn Indian Community able to step up with funding are key players in the purchase of 94 acres of scenic wildland straddl ...

Tax-weary locals boost ‘tea party’ turnout

Donna Bell attended her first protest Wednesday. The Auburn resident was one of thousands across the country who took part in tax day “tea parties” to protest excessive govern ...

Where’s our ripoff parking study refund?

I feel that we, the people, have been ripped off by the recent parking study (Journal, April 15). A refund is definitely in order! Robert Smith Auburn

This tax is for you

When President Obama introduced his new budget, it was quite a relief to hear that its $1.9 trillion in new taxes would only fall on businesses and the “very wealthy.” If they ...

Mother's Day tour goes beyond the garden gate

Here’s a chance to discover what lies beyond the garden gates and explore private retreats that are normally off limits. Placer County Master Gardeners are having a one-day-only, ...

When it comes to food, the old ways were better

Please read “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” if you want to see what the food industry has done to our food. Our children are the recipients of this unsafe food we feed them. We fee ...

Whoa! Slow down on this high speed rail idea

I put a pencil to some of the claims of the people supporting the proposed California High Speed Rail project and I have two questions, and a comment about this “wonderful” rai ...

Learn about pageants before you talk about them

This is in response to the letter written by T.J. March (Your Views, April 10). I don’t think you researched too well on the local pageants. Why didn’t you check with the dire ...

Auburn’s talent don’t need no stinking pageants

Why should our children have to compete in a pageant to show off their talent? Maybe the Chamber of Commerce or the Journal should sponsor a talent show for all ages. There are man ...

Auburn public safety is no job for amateurs

In response to Councilman Kevin Hanley’s editorial (Another View, April 12), I have serious concerns regarding the safety of my family and other Auburn residents. Auburn City C ...