Bill Kirby

Auburn sidewalk project criticized

Pedestrians and cyclists could soon have an improved route from Old Town Auburn to Conheim Station, but not everyone is on board with the pricey project. At Monday night’s A ...

Changing of guard Tuesday at City Hall

Once ballots are cast and votes verified, candidates are sworn in and make the transition from political hopefuls to public officials. Nearly a month after votes were received in ...

Trustee’s sale coming for Auburn Airport Industrial Park buildings?

Buildings at the Auburn Airport Industrial Park owned by a Long Beach business are in default and could be sold at auction next month. The land underneath the buildings is owned b ...

What’s the best gift anyone ever gave you?

Let’s take a break for a few minutes and not talk about ebola, the elections, ISIS, the Mideast, climate change or anything else newsy. The days are growing shorter, the ni ...

PlacerArts announces change in leadership

Shortly following moving their headquarters to Rocklin, PlacerArts announced a change in executive leadership. Angela Tahti, the longtime executive director of the organization, s ...

Auburn community leader Virgil Traynor dead at 76

Virgil Traynor, a long-time Auburn veterinarian whose volunteer work on behalf of his community touched many lives, died Saturday at 76. Since arriving in Auburn from veterinary s ...

Harvey Roper remembered for community service

Community and business leader Harvey Roper will be remembered Sunday with a celebration of his life in Auburn. Roper, 58, died Friday during a bow-hunting trip to Idaho. The cele ...

Auburn Arts Commission thinks about the outside of the box

The Auburn Arts Commission has a lot on its mind these days. The eight-member board that is charged with — among other things — selecting and placing publicly funded vi ...

Another View: Council bears responsibility for fiscal woes

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” character uttered this phrase in his 1971 Earth Day strip, and it can easily be ...

Another View: City budget myths hide looming peril to Auburn finances

For more than a decade now, Auburn has been viewed as a model of financial stability because of the City Council’s consistent, widely admired record of fiscal responsibility ...