Bill Kirby

1930s Auburn Airport hangar gets teardown reprieve

As plans take wing for a museum, a rustic hangar sheathed in sheet metal at the Auburn Airport has won a reprieve from destruction. Proponents have lobbied the city of the past tw ...

Can 1930s airplane hangar in Auburn be saved from demolition?

Can a Depression-era airplane hangar in Auburn steer clear of demolition? That’s the question supporters of its preservation are asking in the face of plans by the city of A ...

Another View: Athletes, musicians and artists

... After my column about my having to be told about the Placer County Archives, Roger Strahle at Wild Bird Station said he spent a lot of time “just for fun” at the St ...

Auburn city eyes new website

Auburn could soon have a new portal to city-related information if plans to overhaul the antiquated existing website are realized. During discussion at Monday night’s counci ...

Auburn City Council selects annexation committee

With the players selected, the city of Auburn is poised to begin its inquiry into the feasibility of claiming unincorporated North Auburn for its own. The seven-member ad hoc Anne ...

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 ...