jerry kopp

Reader Input: Ravine cleaned up beautifully

I want to thank Bernie Schroeder, director of public works, for cleaning up Auburn Ravine. As a resident on the Auburn Ravine, the improvement to the water quality is very notice ...

Pumped up gas prices for how long?

How low or high will they go? It’s an eternal — and infernal – question for motorists who’ve watched gas prices ping ponging since the summer, when oil pri ...

Newcastle is kind of like Mayberry with an attitude

Robin Enos: I’m back filled with remorse for not being here to help my co-writer with our first column, but I had very important business in the southland. I can’t say ...

New Auburn pho restaurant’s name turns heads on Highway 49

A new Auburn restaurant is dropping the ‘F-bomb’ into its name. Or is it? The Vietnamese pho eatery – located at 1501 Grass Valley Highway – has a name tha ...

Media Life: 1954 Folsom Prison film’s re-release stirs memories

The Media Life column on the re-release of gritty prison film “Riot in Cell Block 11” spawned a couple of stories worth an outpouring of an ounce or two of printer&rsqu ...

Placer County could ease rules on A-frame, portable signs

With an eye on helping businesses still reeling from the Great Recession, Placer County is moving toward temporarily legalizing A-frame and portable signs through at least mid-Octo ...

Greenwood man running for California governor in 2014

Greenwood’s Bogdan “Bo” Ambrozewicz is adding “gubernatorial candidate” to a lengthy list of careers he has carved out in a colorful life. Ambrozewic ...

Auburn business community braces for Costco

While no deals have been signed or agreements reached to place a Costco on Placer County-owned property in North Auburn, businesses are bracing for its potential arrival. Like Wal ...

Take Your Dog to Work Day shines spotlight on special bond

  Downtown Auburn boot-shop owner Mickey Bennett looks at his shelter-rescued black lab Mickayla and sees more than a canine staring back at him. He sees a friend, if not a ...

Auburn, Placer tobacco efforts fail American Lung Association test

  AUBURN CA - The American Lung Association has given Auburn and Placer County failing grades in its annual report card on controlling tobacco use. Both the city and the cou ...