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Another View: Auburn pillars leave lasting legacies

I love the sound and, more importantly, the meaning of the Latin word “gravitas.” Gravitas was one of the Roman virtues. A person with gravitas is a man or woman who ha ...

Reader Input: Auburn needs curb appeal

We have all heard about the $1 lease deals. The fact that the city is fiscally concerned, however, they have $93K for tenant improvements. Now the board of supervisors wants to rai ...

Another View: Council bears responsibility for fiscal woes

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s “Pogo” character uttered this phrase in his 1971 Earth Day strip, and it can easily be ...

Another View: Run, Daniel, run; and a couple of other morsels

He’s just 30, but this poised young man is just the answer for revitalizing, energizing and injecting new blood into the clogged arteries of the Auburn City Council, an organ ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

Another View: Private investors bring the juice to local economy

When it comes to real-world economic development in this town, you have to look far beyond light-post banners, Amgen tour sponsorships and even the millions of dollars lavished on ...

Media Life: 1860s rails, films and history mysteries crowd the column

Newcastle’s rail history brain trust Chris Graves will be setting down some historic artifacts from the early Central Pacific days for the public’s perusal on Sunday du ...

Reader Input: Stories, fire pit are good things

Thank you, Gus Thomson, for your article in February about the sisters and brother who have found each other after 65 years apart (“Abandoned in 1949, sisters find each other ...

People, history memorialized in Central Square

Auburn will be asked to continue the preservation of its cultural heritage when the City Council convenes Monday night.  Council members will hear recommendations from the St ...

Where the streets split – Auburn’s triangle

There’s an odd-shaped piece of land, a triangle among all the rectangles, in the heart of Auburn where Lincoln Way and High Street part company. Today it is a garden and gift ...