Andy Heath

McCaulou’s expects a July opening

Auburn can expect to see McCaulou’s open its doors before the end of this month. The department store, which has moved in at the old Gottschalks location in the Auburn Town Cent ...

Auburn police reorganization brings new positions for some

With reorganization at the Auburn Police Department finalized, one citizen said he is more concerned about what public officials make after they retire than during their employment ...

Exact financial impact of Amgen on city hard to calculate, officials say

While officials can’t say how much money the Amgen Tour of California has brought to Auburn, they agree it should have a long-term benefit on the city. Those involved in plannin ...

Auburn police department celebrates new chief

The Auburn Police Department welcomed its new chief with open arms Thursday while saying goodbye to its chief of five-and-a-half years. Chief John Ruffcorn was sworn in by Placer ...

Council approves first balanced budget in four years

The Auburn City Council approved the city’s first balanced general fund budget in four years and discussed how a charter status might affect the Auburn Fire Department Monday. A ...

City Council officially approves new police chief

The Auburn City Council approved the reorganization of the Auburn Police Department Monday night, and the city will soon see a new police chief. Police Chief Valerie Harris is reti ...

City set to discuss option for charter status

The city of Auburn is considering charter status, and some residents are concerned about how the city is going about it and what it will mean for citizens. Councilman Kevin Hanle ...

Council raises sewer rates, discusses regional plan

City of Auburn sewer rate payers can expect a higher bill with the new fiscal year. The Auburn City Council voted 3-1 Monday night to increase rates by $2 a month. Some council me ...

Is elected treasurer necessary?

Recent debate about the 2012 reduction in the Auburn city clerk’s salary have sparked questions about why the city treasurer’s salary is not being reduced. Several officials a ...

Clerk claims unfair cut

Comments about pay and financial waste caused some tension in the City Council chambers this week. City Clerk Joe Labrie, who is also currently running for City Council, spoke for ...

Multiple projects abuzz in Auburn

There has been some confusion about the role of city commissions and committees over the past few weeks. I want to set the record straight. The city has a number of advisory bodie ...

Impact small for Auburn in state’s new budget

The state’s recently passed budget that includes cuts to education and social services will not heavily impact Auburn, according to City Manager Bob Richardson. “The level of ...

City pays overtime mostly for police, fire

The City of Auburn paid $375,969 in overtime in 2008. The bulk of that overtime pay went to the Auburn Police Department ($195,380) and the Auburn Fire Department ($171,707). Fir ...
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