Jim Bril

Business owners weigh in on business improvement districts

Auburn business owners are reacting to controversy over the city’s business improvement districts, which arose among members at Monday night’s city council meeting. Businesse ...

Craving comfort? Bring home the bacon

A humorous photo making its way around the Internet shows a plateful of sizzling bacon with the caption, “You can’t buy happiness. But you can buy bacon, which is about ...

Business association debates $20,000 plant contract

While some downtown business owners disagree about the need for a $20,000 plant service, others say the greenery has been vandalized on numerous occasions and needs to be protected ...

Wednesday Night Live winds up six-week run

Downtown Auburn’s Wednesday Night Live ends its six-week run tonight with mixed reviews. It succeeded on some levels, according to Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Cosgrove. But it ...

The New Year is all about No. 1’s

This New Year is a celebration of No. 1’s as we kick off January with 1/1/11. Ralph Gibson, program manager for Placer County Museums, said he thinks the No. 1 historical event ...

Holiday shopping shifts into high gear in Auburn

Black Friday deals or unique gift finds — both were in demand this weekend as the traditional holiday shopping season began. Many shoppers braved hours in near-freezing temperat ...

Accent is on authentic at new Italian restaurant

Three friends who share a special fondness for Italy are now offering the flavors of the Old Country in Downtown Auburn. Tre Pazzi Trattoria opened in early September as a joint v ...

Volunteers enforcing Auburn parking

Volunteers are now working to promote parking enforcement in the city of Auburn. A group of six Auburn Police Department volunteers began their routes through the city Monday, mar ...

Downtown Business Association president leaving Auburn

One of Downtown Auburn’s business activists is closing her office and leaving the area. Rebecca Toedter, owner of All About Design and president of the Downtown Business Associa ...

Wine, food fest uncorks opportunity

On behalf of the Auburn Wine and Food Festival Committee, I would like to extend a million thanks to everyone involved with this year’s Auburn Wine and Food Festival, held Oct. 1 ...