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Media Life: El Dorado County’s self-guided movie-location tour wows

Living so close to Tinseltown does have its advantages on occasion, including having a troupe of thespians filming literally in your backyard. Placer County has had its share of m ...

After 123 years, Auburn church belfry topped by cross in time for Christmas

It was 123 years ago that the congregation of Auburn’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church celebrated the opening of their new church – just in time for Christmas. Fast ...

5 of 6 ex-officials guilty in Bell, California corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public fund ...

Not much gets past Auburnites

Home rule is allowed by the state constitution. It does not change the basic laws within which the city has to do business. It does allow for those that are elected to our city cou ...

Learn more about charter

The issue of a city charter for the City of Auburn (Measure A) in the June election has raised a spirited debate on the pros and cons of changing from a general-law city to a chart ...

Measure A spells trouble

What do the troubled cities of Bell, Vallejo and Stockton have in common with Auburn? Today, not much. If Measure A is passed and Auburn becomes a charter city, we will have much m ...

Proposed charter needs clarification

Re: proposed Auburn city charter (full text and pro and con — Journal, April 6):I have a few questions/concerns for our city fathers, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and the p ...

Unsold on charter city

Re: Point/Counterpoint, Journal, April 6:Although I have little knowledge about charter cities I do know when I see something coming from Steve (it’s gonna be a Costco) Cavol ...

No proof exists of Measure A savings

Proponents of the Auburn charter say it will save money. What they won’t say is that they can’t prove it. Take it from me, the city’s elections official and elected city cler ...

Groups assemble on both sides of charter city issue

Supporters on each side of the debate over whether Auburn should become a charter city are mobilizing. They’ll have a few months to make their case before the issue is brought ...

Let citizens determine own destiny

I strongly believe that Auburn’s brightest and most promising future lies in becoming a charter city, as provided for in the California state constitution. The proposed charter t ...

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 ...

Placer has its own bit of Bell

Well, it appears that the Bell, Calif. plague is alive and well here in our education department (Journal, Sept. 28). Who sets these salaries and perks? I bet it’s some other pu ...

$100,000-plus pensions OK

I think it unfair to criticize teachers and other educators for receiving a pension that they paid into over 35 to 40 years (Journal, Aug. 17). If the system is flawed, it was fla ...

Jim Ruffalo: Look, and look hard, at charter cities issue

Fire-proofing the notebook while lauding those Auburnians who went out and did the work we’ve already paid the state and federal governments to do in order to make the neighborho ...