Jim Bril

The 122-year history of Auburn’s Barnett Building

The building on the corner of Lincoln Way and Cherry Streets in downtown Auburn has had several uses in its long history. Today we know it as the Monkey Cat, a popular restaurant, ...

Another View: Run, Daniel, run; and a couple of other morsels

He’s just 30, but this poised young man is just the answer for revitalizing, energizing and injecting new blood into the clogged arteries of the Auburn City Council, an organ ...

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 ...

Businesses ‘up in arms’ over homeless shelter proposal

  Leslie Brewer has been monitoring how jurisdictions have responded to the state law requiring permanent homeless shelters to be allowed by right in at least one area of eve ...

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 ...