Auburn

Auburn woman to ride 30th Tevis Cup

Kathie Perry has seen her fair share of the trail over the years, but fear has never ridden with her. Perry, of Auburn, will ride in her 30th Tevis Cup next week. She has 21 compl ...

Ask question of the firefighters

Re: July 18 Streetwise question: “Despite recent budget cuts for fire agencies, what do you think of their response to the Robbers Fire?” I think that this was a very ...

Be mindful of ‘granny scam’

Just want to share my experience with you. I got a call from someone posing as my granddaughter. She said, “Grandma, I’m calling to let you know that I rear-ended some ...

Individuals shine brightly

(In) Roanoke, Va. (on) July 13, declared President Obama: “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. There was a great teacher in your life. So ...

Placer schools’ prevention programs march on despite tough economy

Despite funding cuts in recent years, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention and mental health programs are still going strong in Placer County school districts. And that's good ...

America of yore remains alive and well

I saw America today. Some days I wonder if the America I grew up with – the America of my grandparents – the America of our Founding Fathers and pioneers, still exi ...

District 5 has a fine leader

I can?t just sit back and listen to how wonderful the ?Johnsons? are in the battle for District 5 Placer County supervisor. Indeed, they may be fine folks ? but the key word here i ...

When will Auburn get its Walmart?

Why is the North Auburn Walmart project not yet moving forward? Is APACE, the people who claim to be protecting Auburn?s economy, to blame for countless delays and loss of county r ...

Community Portrait: An Auburn elder cherishes relationships that endure

At 92 years, Ben Slater currently lives at Almond Gardens Elder Care in Auburn and is well liked by the other residents and staff. This story is sort of a love story, though Slate ...

Area schools try to buck obesity trend

When Brad Kearns shopped around for the elementary school that would help mold his children?s early years academics were obviously a top priority. But if grammar and math were No. ...

Measure D a wise investment

Public safety is critical to any community. Our fire and life safety services are under threat. Due to falling home values, property tax revenues, which support these urgent servi ...

Montgomery goes extra mile

I?m writing to support Jennifer Montgomery for (Placer County District 5) supervisor. Jennifer is a tireless worker who frequently makes the rounds over her entire district for wee ...

Thanks for B explanation

So many times people complain about our county and sometimes about the employees for one reason or another. But for the last couple of months we in Newcastle have had one-on-one co ...

Firefighter urges no on Measure E

I have lived in the foothills for 52 years and served this community beginning in 1962 as a volunteer firefighter and continued for 27 years holding all elected offices including f ...

Yes on Auburn as a charter city

It is our local representatives who residents directly elect into or out of office. It is our local representatives who residents can face at local meetings. It?s our local city ha ...