John Ruffcorn

Airport Business Park irked by rise in crime

Richard Anderson, a prominent Auburn businessman, told the City Council this week that members of the Auburn Airport Business Park Association are up in arms over a perceived incre ...

Spring brings road construction, signal-light problems to Auburn

Better weather and an upcoming sporting event on Auburn roads means one thing right now – road construction. Auburn’s Public Works, Caltrans and the Placer County Wate ...

Council to vote on emergency alert system

The Auburn City Council will vote on Monday to accept, alter or reject an official emergency alert system proposed by Police Chief John Ruffcorn. Ruffcorn said the “critical ...

Auburn City Fire shows high percentage of service, ‘good intent’ calls

Being a firefighter in Auburn means more than just fighting fires, as a new report to the City Council shows. In addition to putting out fires and responding to rescue calls, the ...

Traffic committee to review Mikkelsen Drive

After hearing testimony from local community activist Gerry Mifsud, the Auburn Traffic Committee decided Tuesday to look into pedestrian safety complaints on Mikkelsen Drive, near ...

Volunteers needed for Tour of California

The Auburn Police Department is looking to recruit at least 100 volunteers to help out with the 2014 Amgen Tour of California as it speeds through town May 11. According to the ev ...

Food closet settles into new location near airport

Several volunteers armed with box-loads of food helped the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet move into its new location Friday in the Auburn Airport Industrial Park. The new facilitie ...

ARD Board to discuss gates, geese

Auburn Area Recreation and Park District directors meeting will discuss a final step needed to install gates around Overlook Park and possible solutions to geese population control ...

Auburn’s finance chief to leave post

In the wake of City Manager Bob Richardson’s departure to Grass Valley, Auburn will now also be dealing with the loss of city finance chief Kim Juran, who took the position j ...

For civilians, a look behind the badge

Auburn public safety officials are hosting special academies that offer non-uniformed individuals a behind the scenes look at local law enforcement. The Auburn Police Department C ...

Council to discuss interim manager

A closed, special session Auburn City Council meeting has been called for tonight by Mayor Bridget Powers to begin the selection process for a new city manager, after current City ...

Auburn’s fledgling anti-panhandling campaign spreading

The city of Auburn effort to discourage panhandling by convincing people not to give is spreading to North Auburn. Business employees like Garret Jensen of Rock Creek Plaza’ ...

Reader Input: Get educated to homeless truths

The “Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week” article (Journal, Oct. 8) perpetrates two myths about the homeless. One is that they are all either al ...

Auburn out of running for 2014 Amgen bike tour

For the first time in at least five years, Auburn won’t be seeking a visit from the Amgen Tour of California. Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, a leader in organizing a com ...

Reader Input: Come clean on crash coverup

Jane Bailey’s letter to the editor (“Name all or name none,” Reader Input, Aug. 13) was right on target. I guess small-town politics is alive and well in Auburn ...