john lynch

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

Father's Day provides opening for dad to wear Auburn, Placer history on his sleeve

Auburn’s connection to the Gold Rush is no secret, and now one of its historic landmarks is being commemorated in the form of cufflinks, just in time for Father’s Day o ...

Old Town and Downtown Auburn notch up notably successful year

The Old Town and Downtown Auburn Business Associations have announced their budgets and upcoming plans for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which include the addition of some new local att ...

Thief filches Auburn’s commemorative link to “Phenomenon”

 A link to Auburn’s major movie-making past has gone missing, and Old Town wants it back. John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Forest Whitaker and Kyra Sedgwick spent much of ...

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths hits 35-year milestone

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths is celebrating 35 years in Auburn. Founders Gary and Jan Lord opened the Old Town jewelry store in 1978. In 2008, longtime employees Linda Pierce and John Ly ...

Sierra Moon Goldsmiths creates courthouse charm

An Old Town jewelry store artisan has created his own tribute to the Placer County Historic Courthouse in Auburn. “I’ve always appreciated the courthouse — seei ...

Dedicated Old Town supporter, business owner Ross Carpenter dies at 79

An Old Town Auburn business leader for more than a quarter century, Serendipity owner Ross Carpenter died Sunday at age 79. Carpenter and his wife, Lynn, opened an antiques store ...

Rain won’t stop Amgen’s Tour of California Auburn start

With rain in the forecast and a chill in the air, Auburn is awaiting its Amgen Tour of California moment in the sun Tuesday. And while the National Weather Service isn’t forecast ...

Auburn jewelers bring charred but cherished keepsakes back from 49 Fire ashes

Auburn jewelers are showing their heart of gold as they help 49 Fire victims recover treasured pieces of their past. Betty McReynolds and her husband, Bill, thought they’d lost ...