Bart Ruud

Community garden expected to save Salvation Army $40,000

A group of Auburn volunteers are getting their hands dirty tending a community garden, and local food closets are reaping the benefits, which include a $40,000 savings. The Aubu ...

Auburn businessman fires up barbecue for local homeless

Longtime Auburn resident and businessman Thomas Jackson feels it’s important to give back. That’s why he recently started cooking up food and fellowship with those who need a l ...

Authority greenlights spending $248K of redevelopment monies

City officials have given the OK to spend $248,358 of redevelopment funds. In a unanimous vote at Monday night’s Auburn Urban Development Authority meeting City Council members ...

Auburn residents assist 700 orphans

Several Auburn residents, some who are Vietnam veterans, are fighting to ensure better lives for orphans in the country they fought in decades ago. Last year alone they raised $95, ...

City OK’s $60,000 for new electronic sign

Despite some protests, in a 3-0 vote, the city of Auburn allocated $60,000 for a new electronic sign as long as City Manager Bob Richardson thinks the project is a good idea. The l ...

Several redevelopment projects may go forward

The city of Auburn has a basic plan for how to use its redevelopment funds, and some residents think a new sign is a necessity. The Auburn City Council acting as the Auburn Urban ...

Impact report ready for residents

Auburn residents now have a chance to learn and comment about the possible 725-home development in Baltimore Ravine. The four-pound environmental impact report addresses concerns ...

Men cultivate garden of eatin’

They call themselves the League of Ordinary Gentlemen. But they’re making an extraordinary contribution to the community. In the past year, Virgil Traynor, Bart Ruud and a group ...

Support home poultry flocks

As an offset to economic stress, many have taken to growing a garden in their side yard. Now, in a similar vein, we are seeing enterprising families opting to raise poultry in th ...

Big thanks to Veterans Parade

This is a belated “thank you” to Cynthia Haines and the Veterans Parade Committee of 2009. It was a tremendous honor to be chosen as the Grand Marshall of the Veterans Day Pa ...

Baltimore Ravine plan sparks questions

With interest, I note there is a copy of the Baltimore Ravine Specific Plan, dated Oct. 5, 2009, on file at the Auburn Placer County Library. Auburnites should read this plan and ...

Scaled back Auburn plans for Baltimore Ravine on front burner again

Scaled-back plans for Auburn’s last large vacant tract of developable land are moving toward a planning commission hearing Dec. 15. But instead of 1,203 residential units on 294 ...

City must battle for business

The day will arrive when the Auburn area will become home for a box store like Costco. A recent Auburn Journal headline suggests such a store might fit in the Luther Road-Highway 4 ...

Plan to honor athletes trudges on

More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...

Who hijacked naming rights?

The many letters written in response to the re-naming of Central Square to Endurance Square does not surprise us. We agree with Bart Ruud (Reader Input, Aug. 11) and the other writ ...