Downtown

Reader Input: Auburn’s elves spread holiday goodness

Thank you so much to the kind Auburn elves who collected all the little flags that decorated downtown for the Fourth of July and returned them to me. God bless you. Margaretta Sw ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Santa makes a comeback in Downtown Auburn

Bringing back Santa Claus to Downtown Auburn has been a dream of Meadow Vista’s Kimberly Ulrich since she was stuck in line for two hours last year at a South Placer County s ...

Reader Input: Downtown growing drab

I walked to the post office on Lincoln Way on Tuesday afternoon. How sad I felt looking at the flower pots. I had to fight off a few tears when I saw so many dead and dying plant ...

Reader Input: Downtown Auburn a Sunday ghost town

Regarding “Auburn’s core business districts divided on street flowers” (Journal, June 16), if the Downtown Auburn Business Association chooses to put their funds ...

Reader Input: The visionary that was Vi

Re: Viola Eddy, Harwell, Clay, Wrigley (“Viola Wrigley was a Downtown, Old Town Auburn business builder,” Journal, Dec. 27). Vi was a visionary who saw things as they ...

Viola Wrigley was a Downtown, Old Town Auburn business builder

  AUBURN CA - Viola Wrigley, who helped shape a business renaissance in Old Town Auburn and went on to leave her colorful, nostalgic design imprint on Downtown, has died at 9 ...

Move ball to classy venue(s)

There has recently been some support and some criticism with reference to the possibility of having another Black & White Ball. It does sound like it is going to be selective — b ...

Ball a sad way to raise chamber funds

A horrible event is coming back to Downtown. The Black & White Ball is to take place in Downtown on Sept. 15. We don’t understand why this is happening. Three years ago we circul ...

Publish vandals’ mugshots

How soon we forget. I remember clearly a dozen years ago, the potted plants along the streets. Some merchants took good care of them, most did not. Many of the plants died and drie ...

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 ...

AT&T seeks to improve service

On Jan. 10, AT&T was granted a continuance by the Auburn City Council so that we could review the feasibility of additional proposed sites suggested by members of the community who ...

Fund security, not etched tiles

In reference to Margareta Swann’s letter in the Sept. 27 Journal, there seems to be more mischief/vandalism taking place Downtown than most of us are aware. To the City Council: ...

Central Square a real delight

The newly redesigned Central Square in Downtown Auburn is absolutely delightful. Tonight at 8 when I left the new Italian restaurant, I was surprised to see the number of people en ...

Martial arts center gets plenty of elbow room

As the Auburn Martial Arts Center has grown over the years, it has relocated to successively larger quarters. The latest move, to the former Auburn Nissan dealership on Highway 49, ...