Gary Moffat

Clarification of 6/15 editorial cartoon

The Journal would like to clarify the editorial cartoon printed in its Friday, June 15, 2012 edition on Page A4. The bills that the cartoon states Carpe Vino has not paid are two d ...

"Government by clique" earns "no"

Measure A, Auburn?s ballot initiative to transform this city?s government from general law to home rule, boils down to one stark reality: if approved, it will invest a vastly power ...

Our View: Unified plan needed for local business

Auburn is often described as a tight-knit local community that helps one another out. That didn’t seem to be completely the case for some of our businesses last week. At a city ...

Sign rules cause concern

The enforcement of a city law concerning signage has some merchants confused and frustrated. Last week the city of Auburn sent a letter to 25 Downtown and Old Town businesses requ ...

Car racing champion Scott Pruett savors pace of crafting wine at his Auburn home

Some days championship sports car racer Scott Pruett has a need for speed, other days he craves the slow simplicity of making sangiovese. Pruett won his fourth Rolex 24 at Dayt ...

Amgen not a magic bullet

Auburn Mayor Dr. Bill Kirby has twice been quoted in this newspaper saying Amgen “will generate between $1 million and $3 million in revenue for the city of Auburn.” I’m ju ...

City OK’s $60,000 for new electronic sign

Despite some protests, in a 3-0 vote, the city of Auburn allocated $60,000 for a new electronic sign as long as City Manager Bob Richardson thinks the project is a good idea. The l ...

Outdoor permit approved

A business owner’s permit for outdoor seating has been continued for 60 days. July 8 the city granted Alexandra Hastings-Carnahan, owner of Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery, a temporar ...

Old Town business owners divided on park-use permit

Local business owners sounded off Thursday about outdoor seating in Herschel Young Park. On July 8 the city issued a 30-day permit for Tsuda’s Old Town Eatery to use tables in t ...

There’s still real work to be done

In the Auburn Journal’s “Our View: Auburn must get real to win business,” posted online July 8, this newspaper called for a “sense of urgency” from private and public res ...