Bob Richardson

Old Town business owners divided on park-use permit

Local business owners sounded off Thursday about outdoor seating in Herschel Young Park. On July 8 the city issued a 30-day permit for Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery to use tables in t ...

Restaurant dining in public park OK?

Should an Old Town restaurant be allowed to offer food service in a public park? Some neighboring business owners say yes, while others are saying an emphatic no. In early July t ...

Charter status possible for Auburn

Workshops scheduled for January will look into city services and explore the option of charter status for Auburn. At a City Council meeting Monday council members discussed the po ...

City must attract, reward top talent

I appreciate the recent public official salary scrutiny, something that clearly comes with the job (Journal, June 30). At first glance, there seems to be some inflated packages do ...

Fewer dollars for city clerk

Auburn’s city clerk will make less money starting in December 2012. City Council voted Monday night to lower the city clerk’s salary from $270 a month to $200. The clerk’s s ...

Temporary art in square?

The future of artwork in Central Square is still unknown. City Council encouraged the Auburn Arts Commission Monday night to consider sending out a call to artists for temporary a ...

New director for Public Works

The city of Auburn has a new Public Works Department director. Auburn City Council approved the appointment of Bernie Schroeder to Public Works director in a unanimous vote Monday ...

Looking behind the scenes: County CEO’s support network dwindling

Marking up the notebook while considering my options for the upcoming state gubernatorial race. One candidate appears old, distant and out of touch while the other has already ser ...

Possible program for dog safety

A new program hopes to be an alternative to breed-specific legislation in Auburn. Safety First, a program being organized by several local non profit groups and American Kennel Cl ...

Flawless Amgen for Auburn

City officials want the chance to host the Amgen Tour of California again in the future. “We made a big leap (Sunday) by proving the business community, citizens and local gover ...