Capt. John Ruffcorn

Our View: Let’s come together to help homeless

Sometimes there’s nothing easier to do than compare your struggles to another’s and think about how they don’t know what hard work is. Those who are homeless can be targets ...

Homeless camp trash riles neighbor

Auburn resident Aaron Campbell was upset Tuesday when he went to take out the trash and saw something ugly floating in the creek that runs next to his condominium complex. “I s ...

St. Patty’s Day festivities planned for Auburn

The day of wearing green, drinking a pint and noshing on corned beef and cabbage is here. Thursday afternoon and evening several local restaurants and bars are hosting St. Patric ...

Voters say no to legalizing marijuana

Marijuana won’t become a legal, regulated and taxed drug in California in the near future. Voters gave Proposition 19 a decisive no Tuesday night. The measure was losing 56.9 per ...

Our View: New technology, public could help solve mysteries

Residents are rightfully concerned about five bodies that were found over the last 16 months in the Auburn stretch of Wise Canal. Common sense says this is strange, and deserves s ...

Home show kept in planners’ minds

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race just whizzed by the front gate of the Gold Country Fairgrounds where the Spring Home Show was being held. I want to compliment Capt. John ...

Vandals strike Downtown

A rash of graffiti has spread across Auburn within the last three weeks, upsetting citizens, business owners and law enforcement. Over the last three weekends Placer High School ha ...

Pot: A growing business

Owners of the new hydroponics store in Downtown Auburn are taking a “live and let live” approach to their customers. James Grubbs and Josh Clinton say growing marijuana is not ...