Auburn Mayor Mike Holmes

Feel that chill in the air? It’s government vs. labor

Defrosting the notebook while wondering just how much worse this past storm would have been without all of this global warming ... And apparently one other thing having a rather t ...

Fair political practices investigators look at Placer

Although it has not broken any laws in this particular matter, the Placer County Republican Central Committee nevertheless finds itself part of an investigation of campaign contrib ...

Home of poker, ‘red meat night’

A picturesque two-story stucco building in Downtown Auburn has been a home away from home for its members for nearly 100 years. The Tahoe Club is and always has been “just a soc ...

Tracing a rumor to usual suspects

Repaving the notebook while praying that the once the city finishes Streetscape, it will use some of the fences to enclose homes containing pitbulls ... One “Holmes” that won ...

Forum will explore ways to beef up business at Airport Industrial Park

The future of the island of industry in and around the Auburn Airport Industrial Park will be the focus of a forum Thursday. Organized by a committee of Auburn and Placer County o ...

Cruise Nite pays tribute to 9/11

Auburn Cruise Nite’s last show of the season will be a combination of celebration and remembrance tonight as the event concludes its 25th anniversary season and remembers the liv ...

Placer County assessment roll echoes drop in real estate values

Placer County’s assessment roll dropped 2.6 percent this year, according to figures released Monday by Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears. Spears blamed declining real estate ...

Auburn police officers’ union dropped its lawsuit against city on the quick

Laboring through the notebook while wondering if it wouldn’t be more expedient to furlough the state legislature rather than the state workers … And speaking of labor, wasn’ ...

It’s the everyday volunteers who make Auburn rich

Bart Ruud doesn’t seek the limelight. So when he wins a major award for volunteerism one day, lands on the front page on another, and climbs into the front seat for Auburn’s an ...

Grand jury lists recycling program, juvenile hall concerns

A Placer County grand jury report released this week highlights the inadequacy of a recycling program, the lack of response from Placer’s juvenile hall and the future of the anim ...

Dealer appeals closure notice

Gold Rush Chevrolet owner Steve Snyder is fighting to keep GM new-car sales alive in Auburn. The Highway 49 dealership was one of 1,330 that General Motors is attempting to close. ...

City, county bigwigs prove they can sit down together

Stamping the notebook while proposing that the best way to improve U.S. Postal Service delivery is to mail those employees their paychecks — in unmarked envelopes. One thing tha ...

If sheriff’s helo OK’d, question remains how to pay for it

Toking through the notebook while wondering if the state legislature’s sudden warmth for legalizing pot — because it could annually raise $1 billion in tax revenue — might gi ...

Celebrity chefs flex spatulas for benefit gala

Don’t eat a big lunch Thursday. Having a full belly could greatly hinder the sampling possibilities at the 23rd annual Celebrity Chefs Gala Smorgasbord, hosted by the Auburn 49er ...

County, city squabble over big box development

While freeing the notebook from being held hostage at the state Capitol, we learn that Gov. Arnold Schwarz-enegger will soon take some time off to make a movie called “The Expend ...