High Street

80-year-old church moving in February

An Auburn church is leaving the location that holds 36 years of its history for a new space. The First Church of Christ Scientists submitted an application on Sept. 8 for a use pe ...

Free fun events deserve crowds

A friend and I went to two events last night (Wednesday, June 23), the one from 6 to 9 p.m. on High Street in Downtown and the movie put on in Old Town Auburn from 9 to 11 p.m. Th ...

Our View: Tour of California worth seeing again in Auburn

Auburn, it’s time to set the stage for a return of the Amgen Tour of California. While the internationally known bicycle race only made a blink-and-you-missed-it pass through i ...

Baehr brings that touch of beauty to life

Lisa Baehr loves being a florist. It shows on her face as customers enter her store needing to purchase flowers. Baehr has been a florist for nearly 27 years and though she has tri ...

Our View: Construction’s end just the beginning for Streetscape

Now that the first phase of the long-awaited Auburn Streetscape project is built, will they come? They came Wednesday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and semi-street party t ...

Students swarm Downtown during lunch

Local high school students returned from winter break Wednesday, and Auburn businesses once again happily experienced the “Placer rush.” On Wednesday, Downtown fast-food rest ...

Our View: Short-term pain, long-term gain with Streetscape

Auburn City Councilman Keith Nesbitt summed it up as well as anyone: “My message to the crowd of 12 of us in there is no one is going to get exactly what they want, but we’ll ...

He’s a walking history of Auburn auto lore

After three years of service in the Korean War, Pat Butler landed in Texas and took a job at a Lincoln/Mercury dealership. “I would walk over to get a filter and the parts guys ...

Residents’ insights requested

The Auburn City Council discussed establishing a committee to further develop themes along the city’s Streetscape route Tuesday. At Tuesday night’s workshop of the Auburn Deve ...

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 ...

Police: Yield to pedestrians or get a ticket

Auburn Police are increasing enforcement of a pedestrian crosswalk in Downtown Auburn. Officer Chris Forman said he’s issued “a large number of violations” this week to veh ...

Endurance Plaza to immortalize athletes

Training for marathons takes average Joes to the limit. But for Auburn’s community of endurance athletes, the super-human ultra-marathons of the Western States 100 Mile Run and T ...

Bounty of office space sits empty

Auburn had an overabundance of office space in 2008 but this year there’s even more, local Realtors say. “There’s a lot of space out there but most of it is concentrated in ...

City digs into Streetscape

By Michelle Miller-Carl Journal News Editor It was a dirt- and gravel-filled lot Wednesday. But come the end of the year, it will be Auburn’s new town square. Officials gathered ...

Woman uninjured from Downtown accident

An Auburn woman was transported to an area hospital after the Jeep she was driving hopped a curb and ran into a small tree and knocked over a UPS drop off box on the 1000 block of ...