Harvey Roper

California budget runs risk of killing off redevelopment agencies

Although Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the proposed state Democratic budget Thursday, potential threats still hang in the air for Auburn. Brown has said in the past that he wants to dis ...

Business owners share Amgen experiences

Auburn business owners had mixed experiences with the Amgen Tour of California, but many say the race should be good for the community in the long run. Carol “Bunny” Isaacson ...

Merchants invited to decorate shop windows with an eye to Tuesday’s big cycling event

As Auburn prepares to welcome cycling enthusiasts for the Amgen Tour of California Stage 3 Tuesday, there’s a role for everyone. For businesses, there’s a storefront-decoratin ...

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 ...

Jim Ruffalo: The Christmas mood seems cheerier this year

Is it just me, or is it getting nicer around here? Well, maybe “nicer” isn’t the correct word, but more about my problem with picking the correct word later in this column. ...

Teens comment on calendar

Auburn youth said Monday a Recreation and Parks District calendar isn’t really for them, but might be attractive to their parents. The Auburn Area Recreation and Parks District ...

City’s history in 22 themes

Auburn’s unique story will come alive in 22 themed zones. Harvey Roper, a member of the Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee, said the point of the Streetscape project ...

City no longer relaxed on temporary signs

Temporary business signs will no longer decorate Auburn streets. In a four-to-one vote Monday night, City Council decided to discontinue the relaxation of temporary sign regulatio ...

Looking behind the scenes: Expect bigger things of the Amgen Tour

Bomb-proofing the notebook while wondering how long will we have to depend mostly on good luck to prevent terrorists from blowing up part of our country. ... Meanwhile, while we ...

Owners retire, close Cabin Fever

After eight years in Downtown Auburn, Cabin Fever Quilt Shoppe is scheduled to close Sunday. Owners Don and Patti Henderson have decided to retire. “After more than 40 years of ...