City Manager Bob Richardson

Public outcry tables square name change

The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...

City workers appear poised to spin off from Local 39

Getting an estimate on the column while wondering why it doesn’t qualify for the “Cash for Clunkers” program ... Another point to ponder is what’s going on with the Auburn ...

Plan to honor athletes trudges on

More than two-dozen concerned citizens attended Tuesday’s Endurance Capital Committee meeting, many unhappy with the Downtown plaza’s sports focus. Committee members attempted ...

And we thought Streetscape would simplify crossroads?

What started out as a way to honor a piece of Auburn’s past has turned into bumper-to-bumper traffic at the meeting of Miscommunication Drive and Controversy Avenue. Yep, we’r ...

Stop the presses: Project bids lower than estimate

Bronzing the notebook while wondering why so many people decline to let their deeds stand as a memorial and, instead, keeping pushing for a statue or brass plaque ... On the othe ...

Auburn police drop lawsuit against city

The Auburn Police Officers Association has dropped its lawsuit against the city. In an announcement released Tuesday, the association’s representative said members were pleased ...

Gottschalks gradually selling inventory to ready for store closure

The Auburn Gottschalks likely will close July 15. The department store chain announced in a press release in early spring that inventory liquidation was expected to conclude on th ...

City safety employees face choice – pay cuts or pink slips

Laying off portions of the notebook while realizing that of all the employees being let go by various government entities, none of them appear to be public-relations types. Odd, is ...

City, county bigwigs prove they can sit down together

Stamping the notebook while proposing that the best way to improve U.S. Postal Service delivery is to mail those employees their paychecks — in unmarked envelopes. One thing tha ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Econ news dicey, not all bad

Ignoring the notebook while discarding my 401-K shredded to use as New Year’s Eve confetti ... Yes, times are tough, and a perfect example of that is the new contract about to b ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Where the deer and the antelope wheeze

Wheezing through the notebook while contemplating the Chamber of Commerce’s new slogan: Above the fog, below the snow, but smack dab in the middle of the smoke... It’s been so ...

Streetscape vision nearing reality

Auburn's arguably complicated High Street and Lincoln Way intersection could soon transform into an inviting central square complete with outdoor dining, landscaping and lighting ...
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