John Ruffcorn

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 ...

Flawless Amgen for Auburn

City officials want the chance to host the Amgen Tour of California again in the future. “We made a big leap (Sunday) by proving the business community, citizens and local gover ...

Thousands turn out for Tour of California’s spin through Auburn

Excitement hung in the air in the hours leading up to 128 bicyclists zooming through Auburn and the awe lasted throughout the day long after the world-class riders pedaled on to th ...

Auburn mom arrested for leaving 2-year-old with possible drug users

An Auburn mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her child in a marijuana smoke-filled motel room. Katherine Ennis-Sartain, 25, remained jailed Wednesday in Placer County on a ...

Race poses little problem for Auburn

Televised attention and road closures are coming to Auburn with the Amgen Tour of California. The tour will race through the city on May 16, and several roads will be affected. T ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Auburn Police opening up more cold case files

Sometimes, writing a column is a lot like jumping into the car taking a trip. Many times, you know exactly where you’re headed, but on a few fortunate occasions, you capriciously ...

Auburn man arrested for assaulting child

An Auburn man remains jailed for allegedly sexually assaulting a child younger than 14 years old. Keith Robert Sanchez, 30, was arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious acts wi ...

Teen arrested for bringing gun on campus

Auburn Police arrested a teen for bringing guns onto Placer High School Thursday. At about 11:50 a.m., Placer High school students reportedly spotted two long guns inside the cab ...

Home break-ins stir quiet neighborhood

A home break-in and a brazen attempt by a stranger to enter the second floor of a house have left some Auburn residents unnerved. “I try not to think about it too much,” Aubu ...

No date yet for pitbull euthanasia

County officials are waiting for a signed judge’s order to euthanize three of four pitbulls involved in a Downtown Auburn attack. On Thursday, Mike Winters, program manager for ...

Judge rules one pitbull can live

ROSEVILLE - A Placer County judge ruled that one “vicious” pitbull may live — for now — but three others must die. The spared dog will be transported from the county’s ...

Teen jailed for allegedly knocking down family member

A 19-year-old Auburn man remains jailed after allegedly sending a family member to the hospital. Michael Anthony McNamara was arrested Tuesday night on a charge of battery causin ...

Judge rules for pitbulls

The owner of four “vicious” pitbulls is challenging a judge’s ruling that they can be euthanized. Daniel Coverston has filed an appeal in Placer County court disputing Judg ...

Auburn man jailed in alleged stabbing

An Auburn man remains in custody after allegedly stabbing two other men in a fight. Tommy Leon Demastus, 49, was arrested Monday after Auburn Police determined he was the suspect ...

Public reacts to proposed pitbull ordinance

A report on how the city could handle animal problems may be a month away, but elected officials have already received plenty of feedback from the public. Auburn City Councilman ...