City of Auburn

My advice: If it’s a Wal-Mart, then say so

Reluctantly returning to the notebook while expressing no surprise that Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA tour. After all, I knew he’d get back to golfing once he got his affai ...

Surveys soliciting views, input on Downtown parking

Nearly a year after completion of the city of Auburn’s parking study, the issue is getting renewed attention. The Downtown Business Association recently distributed parking surv ...

Our View: Sending local officials to Washington does not make sense today

Placer County supervisors Robert Weygandt, Jim Holmes and CEO Tom Miller are headed to Washington, D.C and local taxpayers are once again getting stuck with the bill. At the city ...

Behind the Scenes: City, police, fire at a contentious standstill

Marching through the notebook while wondering why every protest by students and faculty always happens during school hours. You’d think with all of the holidays the educational c ...

Another View: 2009: Protecting taxpayers and delivering transportation improvements in Placer County

2009 has been a tough year. How often do you hear someone in government say that taxpayers got more for their money? Well, if you live in Placer County, you did in terms of transpo ...

Our View: 2010: Let’s get back to basics on money, water, jobs

If 2009 was the year of the great recession, is 2010 the year of the great recovery? While few economists see the new year bringing robust growth, there are enough positive signs ...

Get some guts and tell developers no

The City of Auburn needs to stop approving development. This Baltimore Ravine Project is another intrusion on nature. To remain a rural wooded area, you must say no to future devel ...

A strategy to prevail during tough times

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the written address given by new Mayor Bridget Powers to the city Monday. It is my hope that the city can maintain its fiscal ...

Hooked on Festival of Lights parade

This year I decided to attend the Festival of Lights parade in Auburn for the first time. I had never really thought of attending before but I was motivated by the fact that the A ...

Take it slow on roadways, officials warn

Sophia Harrower was jolted out of a peaceful morning when she heard a crash just outside her home Monday. When the Auburn resident looked out her window, she saw the large limb ...

Retire young on somebody else’s dime and double-dip, too

Taking the lump of coal out of the notebook while wondering if Santa Claus Inc. has received its governmental bailout yet ... While we’re at it, the gifts that seem to keep on g ...

Reader vows to shop Roseville

Lynn Howe has some good points about pitbulls (Reader Input, Nov. 8). Her statement, “Reckless owners of any dogs pose a threat to the community’s safety,” is true. These o ...

Judge rules 4 pitbulls vicious

Four pitbulls that attacked a teen in Downtown Auburn were declared “vicious” by a Placer County Judge Thursday. The ruling comes about a month-and-a-half after the dogs atta ...

Firefighters, city disagree on pay increase issue

Is the city not agreeing to share the burden? Or are firefighters asking for more in a time when there is less? Details emerged this week as to why the city of Auburn and its fi ...

Rerun movies under the stars

I would like to thank the Skyridge School PTC for a wonderful Family Movie Night under the stars. The event was a fundraiser,but its main function seemed to me to be a safe,fun p ...