Mayor Bill Kirby

“In God We Trust” sign to hang in City Council Chambers

City council approved a sign with the phrase “In God We Trust” to hang in the City Council Chambers, Monday night. The sign was approved on the condition that it would be pa ...

Jim Ruffalo: Is it me or does Auburn Airport resemble a ghost town?

Maybe I’m wrong, but after a quick trip through the Auburn Airport environs it appeared to me to have all the makings of a ghost town. Don’t get me wrong. Things weren’t as b ...

Jim Ruffalo: Have we gone from career politicians to career candidates?

Part of the learning curve is finding out things we once deemed permanent aren’t really that way. Time and tide were once thought to be permanent, but Einstein teaches the opposi ...

Cartoon slam not justified

I agree totally with the recent letter from Harriet White chastising both the Journal and cartoonist Andy Lukkonen’s submittal to the Visual Viewpoint Section of the Journal on J ...

Auburn does not exist in a bubble

Why is our Mayor Bill Kirby “shocked” that (council member) Bridget Powers agreed to be part of a broad regional coalition to address funding and building of a new arena for th ...

Can’t compare mortgage, stock

In the April 21 Reader Input column, two separate writers compared Mayor Bill Kirby’s mortgage failure to stock market failures, claiming he should have sold the house for a loss ...

Mayor’s loss is our loss

Had Mayor (Bill) Kirby bought a few hundred thousand dollars worth of stock that had later lost half its value, he would be stuck with the loss (Journal, April 19). However, he has ...

News of mayor’s default disappoints

Outrageous! I don’t know about others, but I am personally appalled to read your report about our illustrious mayor of Auburn, Bill Kirby, defaulting on his mortgage and turning ...

Give merchants an even break

For crying out loud! Give our merchants a break! (Journal) front page today (April 5): “Businesses told of banner ban”! The economy is so bad, our merchants in Auburn absolut ...

Locals gear up for Amgen

Leslie Maita-Galyardt rode 22 miles the first weekend she took her new road bike for a spin. Maita-Galyardt, of Auburn, is new to cycling, but that didn’t stop her from hitting s ...

Jim Ruffalo: Root of all evil, money, clogs regional wastewater project

It was all politeness and pro forma at the most recent Placer County Board of Supervisors meeting during the part about the proposed regional sewage treatment plant for Lincoln. ...

Our View: Eyes of cycling world will turn to Auburn

Auburn has a chance to showcase itself to the world, raise needed cash for the city, county and local businesses and have some fun at the same time. The Amgen Tour of California b ...

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 ...

Bickering fails to impress

Re: the article, “City Council rejects clerk’s addition to past minutes,” by Bridget Jones (Journal, Dec. 15): What a joke that the mayor-elect, Dr. (Bill) Kirby can pass hi ...

Annexation already rejected

Several years back Auburn wanted to annex the North Auburn and Bowman area. In the paper Tuesday (Dec. 7) Mayor (Bill) Kirby plans to annex North Auburn and Bowman into Auburn. W ...