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Food truck sparking Auburn mobile-kitchen rules revamp

AUBURN CA - The great food-truck debate raging in communities across the nation has touched down in Auburn. With the trendy food truck craze continuing to challenge local-governmen ...

City budget balanced, but remains uncertain due to state

Auburn?s general fund revenue for next year could increase by over 4.5 percent to $8.6 million, according to a report on the budget prepared by city staff. In their report to the c ...

Auburn Airport positioned for growth on ground and in the air

AUBURN CA - Pilot and former Auburn City Councilman O.C. Taylor looks out the window of a crowded, noisy Wings Restaurant on a recent Friday and sees both the past and a hopeful fu ...

Retirees with CalPERS pensions lose part-time government jobs

AUBURN CA - Changes in Public Employees Retirement System law that clarify how retired public employees can work for government on a part-time basis are resulting in job losses. P ...

New Nella Oil purchase signals jobs, tax revenue for Auburn

Auburn-based Nella Oil Company’s acquisition of a Southern California fuel business brings with it the promise of local job creation and increased sales-tax revenue for the city. ...

Auburn’s fuel-tank endurance art may not endure air quality regulations

Auburn’s giant fuel-tank tribute to endurance athletes is threatened with a cover-up. State air quality rules dictate a lighter color on the 30-foot-high tanks than the ones Wee ...

Abnormal rains spur pothole problems in Placer County

Placer County is dealing with the rim-scraping, tire-popping after-effects of an abnormally torrential rainy season. As the ground dries out, roads are starting to sprout a new an ...

Auburn “Bad Boys” calendar fundraiser aims for potentially risqué laughs

Auburn-area men are posing for a fund-raising calendar. And the mystery for now is how far will they go. The “Full Bounty of Placer County – The Bad Boys of Auburn” calenda ...

Could Lake Tahoe’s Amgen bike race bid wash Auburn’s away?

Lake Tahoe is making a bold move for both the first and second legs of next May’s Amgen Tour of California. And that puts a big question mark on whether Auburn will be along for ...

Small cities, big pay

Placer County communities are paying city and town managers at Bay Area prices even though the cost-of-living index is about 30 percent less, a new grand jury report says. But in ...