BEN ASGHARZADEH

Fake silver dollars causing Auburn concerns

It was an eBay bargain that seemed to good to be true. And, guess what? It was. Ben Asgharzadeh, of Auburn’s Golden Swann Jewelry, said the customer with the eBay bargain h ...

Spirit of 49er gold fever alive and well in Auburn State Recreation Area

The glow in the sand in the water at my feet was unmistakable. Gold. Add the exclamation mark, if you wish. Less than two weeks later, I was back at the same spot at the American ...

Reader Input: Tragedy inspired event opposition

It has come to my attention some Auburn people question why I or The Golden Swann Jewelers are against the Black and White Affaire. The perception is that money is so important to ...

Community Portrait: Downtown shop owner finds golden opportunity in US

Auburn resident Ben Asgharzadeh arrived in the United States in 1969 with his wife, $100  in his pocket and one suitcase. He did not know English and knew no one. He had gre ...

Black and White event done deal

(Recently) the Downtown Business Association held its board/general meeting at the Monkey Cat Restaurant. Present were eight DBA board members and three DBA members. Bruce Cosgrove ...