John Ruffcorn

Resident, employee agitated by students

An after-school hangout for local youth has become a source of annoyance, but officials said complaints are being blown out of proportion. Auburn resident Kathy Richardson said s ...

Committee raises 85K for Amgen

The 2011 Amgen Tour of California is coming up fast, and Auburn is gearing up for the May 17 Stage 3 start. According to Auburn Police Capt. John Ruffcorn, the city should expect a ...

Another View: Amgen Tour events filling the calendar

I can hear John Ruffcorn now. “People, we have 72 days to go,” the Auburn Police captain would say. “The clock is ticking, let’s get to work.” Step inside the war room of ...

Devices offer control that stuns

TASERs offer citizens a form of self-defense. Some local residents believe they are great tools while others think they are abused. It is legal in the state of California for ci ...

It's countdown to cycling's spectacular

Cyclists will zoom past Downtown Auburn’s central square five times in the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, generating between $1 million and $3 million in revenue for the city, ac ...

Committee gearing up for Amgen start

May 17 is just around the corner and a committee of local leaders is working fast and hard to prepare for the world-class bicyclists, their entourages and the potentially thousands ...

Councilman unsure about $5,000 Amgen loan

One Auburn City Council member shared some of his Amgen related doubts Monday night. The Auburn City Council unanimously approved a $5,000 loan from the city’s general fund to A ...

Driving drunk could result in fatalities, fees and jail

Ever wonder what happens to a first-time DUI offender? Irresponsible celebrating can lead to large fees and jail this holiday season. According to the California Business, Transp ...

City getting ready to host Amgen stage-start

Auburn buzzed with excitement Thursday after learning it would be a host city for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Auburn will be the start city for Stage 3 of the race, which ...

Tighter security possibility in Auburn

Local business owners have varying views on beefing up security in the city of Auburn. According to Capt. John Ruffcorn of the Auburn Police Department, new security measures are a ...

Website looks at Auburn’s crime, traffic

Did you ever want to know what the Auburn Police Department is responding to on a daily basis? Now you can find out just by visiting a website. Toward the end of August the dep ...

44-year-old arrested on sex charges

Auburn police arrested a 44-year-old man Friday for sending naked pictures to an Auburn teen. Pine Grove resident Charles Wayne Burghy, 44, allegedly got the 16-year-old boy’s ph ...

Drug bust in Old Town Auburn

Auburn Police arrested three males in connection with drugs and burglary in Old Town Auburn Monday afternoon. Officers received a call around 2 p.m., according to Chris Forman, t ...

Motorcyclist injured in Auburn crash

A 62-year-old man was taken to the hospital after he reportedly crashed his motorcycle in Auburn Tuesday afternoon. David Tracy was taken via ambulance to Sutter Auburn Faith Hos ...

Shots fired in Auburn

Some Mikkelsen Drive area residents awoke to the sounds of gunfire early Wednesday morning as police were reportedly shooting at a car headed straight toward officers. Auburn Pol ...