Kevin Hanley

Winery growth issues fermenting in Placer County

There will be plenty of time and opportunities for vintners and grassroots groups to weigh in on winery rule changes that could be coming to Placer County this year. And the Place ...

New Auburn Chamber of Commerce president looking to rebuild membership

As he looks toward the coming year, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s new president is focusing on outreach. “My goal is to add 100 new members,” said David &ldq ...

Auburn chamber toasts vintner stance on Placer County rule revamp

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is backing vintners in proposed rule changes attempting to balance a Placer County quest for a flourishing winemaking industry with ongoing concerns ...

Placer County jobless rate takes deep December dip

Placer County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 5.9 percent to 5.2 percent in a month, new figures released by the state Economic Development Department say. The county r ...

Another View: Homelessness, character and community

Elected officials should craft public policy that preserves and strengthens the traditional American character – self-reliance, individual dignity, hard work and focus on fam ...

Another View: How Charles Dickens changed Christmas

He needed the money. In the fall of 1843, with his wife Catherine expecting their fifth child, a heavy mortgage and lagging sales from the monthly installments of his book “M ...

Businesses face uphill battle in Auburn

Small-business owner Eric Nordby is closing the doors to Hilda’s Bakery on Christmas Eve. It isn’t because he is bored or too busy at his three other businesses in tow ...

Another View: ‘Think Auburn First Challenge’ pays dividends

Recently, a friend of ours got up at a public meeting and proudly boasted that last year, he and his wife did all of their Christmas shopping in Auburn. He was excited about thei ...

Meddlers Report – Nov. 25

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...