Central Square

Reader Input: Hats off to the helpful folks

Auburn is a wonderful city with many options of activities for area families. For the past four years, the Auburn Summer Movies Nights committee has hosted free movies at Central ...

They called him ‘Big Dip’ (and smiled when they said it)

Frank Dependener lived up to his nickname of “Big Dip.” He was 6-feet-7-inches tall and broad-shouldered and was one of Auburn’s most colorful lawmen. He and Sh ...

Demolition to clear way for Downtown park, restroom

The Auburn City Council took the first steps toward creating a new “pocket park” with public restrooms downtown, across from Central Square. The council unanimously vo ...

Another View: Auburn’s forward momentum

The State of the Community in the City of Auburn is strong and we have forward momentum. The City of Auburn, our residents and business owners will face significant challenges in ...

Annabell McCord gets tile near former Central Square business

  “If not you, who?” Councilman Keith Nesbitt said whittling down people’s achievements to 300 characters to be etched into a Central Square tile would be ...

Downtown grocery store focuses on healthy, organic

The focus of Carol Lee Meinhold’s new Downtown Auburn grocery store is gluten-free and organic. But the items she stocks are products she and her family know and use.“I ...

Central Square vibe brings smile

This past Tuesday night (Aug. 14), I was leaving the Masonic Lodge at about 9:30. As I was walking to my car, I could not help but smile as I looked at all of the people sitting ar ...

Central Square’s the place to be in Auburn

On any given night, people walking around Downtown Auburn can find camaraderie, music and a sweet treat in Central Square. The square, complete with seating areas and a covered fir ...

Community Portrait: In fat times and lean, Jason Keim is in Auburn for keeps

Auburn’s Jason Keim is pretty much a regular guy. Keim is 37 years old and has been living in Auburn since 1989. By trade he’s a painter. He’s also family man, married to Tif ...

Let’s show respect for public property

The recent statue in the Downtown Auburn Central Square is truly a magnificent piece of art (Journal, Feb. 7). I just hope others give it the respect it deserves. Unfortunately, I ...

Auburn City Council balks at 40 percent sewer rate increase

Fearing that residents’ money could be flushed down the drain, Auburn city council members stopped short Monday of backing efforts to consolidate the county’s sewage tr ...

Keep Auburn streets beautiful

Twelve years ago the Downtown Business Association assessed itself by doubling members’ dues to start the planter program. Auburn was a drab mess of stone and concrete and busine ...

Auburn harbors poor disabled access

In regard to the ADA controversy — let me say that I abhor Mr. (Scott) Johnson’s tactics (Journal, July 10). However, if building owners had been compliant in the 20 years sinc ...

New statue to represent local Nisenan

Those who visit Central Square could see a new addition by fall. On Monday night the Auburn City Council approved a life-sized statue for one of the three pedestals in Central Squ ...

Our View: Back-to-basics approach right fit for Streetscape II

High on infrastructure and low on frills, the second phase of Auburn’s Streetscape project is ratcheting up in Downtown. The Auburn City Council made the right choice for these ...