Black & White Ball

Move ball to classy venue(s)

There has recently been some support and some criticism with reference to the possibility of having another Black & White Ball. It does sound like it is going to be selective — b ...

Can’t letter writers modulate tone?

Let’s cool our jets, folks! I’m talking about those who are writing in re: the Black & White Ball being “raised from the dead.” The latest one that takes the cake is Robert ...

Why condemn Downtown ball?

I can no longer sit and be quiet on the subject of the Black & White Ball (“Petition drive started against Downtown Auburn street party,” Journal, March 27). The mo ...

Down with downtown party-poopers

Here we go again (“Petition drive started against Downtown Auburn street party,” Journal, March 27). You would think (Ben) Asgharzadeh/(Margareta) Swann would be happy. Instead ...

Don’t send in the clowns

The circus is back in town in September (“Auburn chamber plans scaled-back Black & White Ball spinoff, Journal, March 15). It will cost you $75 to enter the show. Make sure you w ...

Our View: Fate of popular ball remains to be seen

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it will again host the both popular and criticized Black & White Ball this September in the form of the Black & White Affaire ...

Noon Hour Update: What's happening and what we're working on

Welcome to the Auburn Journal's "Noon Hour Update," where we'll present you with stories and updates on what's going on in the news and what we're working on for our Tuesday editio ...

Ball a sad way to raise chamber funds

A horrible event is coming back to Downtown. The Black & White Ball is to take place in Downtown on Sept. 15. We don’t understand why this is happening. Three years ago we circul ...

Black & White a ‘non-event’

This is in response to the article a few days ago (Journal, March 15) announcing plans for a “scaled-down Black & White Ball.” According to the article: • attendance will be ...

Our View: Gold Country Fair Auburn’s own slice of Americana

This is one of the most fun times of the year to be in Auburn. The Gold Country Fair kicks off Thursday with a parade through Downtown Auburn launching a wild weekend of family fr ...

Our View: Recreation board needs to boost unity and professionalism

The Auburn Recreation District board and its supporters lost out on their attempt Tuesday to persuade Placer County supervisors to more fairly fund Hidden Falls Park expansion. Pl ...

Only the well-heeled need visit

Next time you’re dining out next to the fire pit in Downtown Auburn, consider this: Money wasted! This debacle, not only wasted money, but hurt local labor. Auburn laid off sev ...

2001 sees terrorist attacks, Star fire, new skate park

A look back at the aughts Editor’s note: The Journal shares some notable events that occurred in the last decade of Auburn’s history. The year 2001 will forever be remember ...

Our Views of 2009: The good, bad and truly inspirational

It wasn’t the best of times, but it could have been a lot worse. 2009 was a tough year for government employees who endured furloughs, layoffs and, in some cases, benefits conce ...

Better keep up with signs of times

Driving east on I-80 into Auburn, there’s a billboard that advertises the Home Show, Oct. 2 to 5, 2009. Driving west on I-80, leaving Auburn, there’s a billboard that advertis ...