Kevin Hanley

Reader Input: Thanks to all Fourth of July volunteers

Professional athletes, like Madison Bumgarner throwing a wicked knee-bending slider or U.S.A.’s Carli Lloyd’s hat-trick at the Women’s World Cup, sometimes make i ...

Meddlers Report – June 16

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: Legislative frivolity trumps food, water and employment

Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician, said, “choices are the hinges of destiny.” Are state lawmakers making good or bad policy choices as we ente ...

North Auburn's DeWitt Center plan update sprouts concerns, new ideas

Future planning for the Placer County’s North Auburn “government center” property is on the table. And several speakers stepped up to the microphone during Tuesd ...

Auburn ranked in Top 100 Best Small Towns

Auburn is now ranked among the elite small towns of the United States, according to Livability.com. The website, known for its community rankings in a variety of categories &ndash ...

Another View: Fire protection - Take action now to create defensible space

In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the city of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...

Another View: ‘Action this Day’ on defensible space

In the tiny, underground War Cabinet offices, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Nazi bombers firebombed the City of London above, dictated memos to his ministers, generals and a ...

Another View: Aim higher, North Auburn

A good working relationship between Placer County and the City of Auburn is indispensable to creating a higher quality of life and more prosperity for Auburn area residents. Resi ...

Crews making progress on fire break

The buzz of chainsaws through dense foliage means the latest round of defensible clearing between Auburn and the American River Canyon. The ongoing shaded fuel break project is a ...

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 ...