Mayor Mike Holmes

Festival brings joy to Auburn

Saturday evening (Dec. 5) our community came together to enjoy the Festival of Lights Parade brought to us by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. This event highlights the holiday se ...

Council won’t ban pitbulls

The Auburn City Council put worries of a ban on pitbulls to rest Monday. More than a dozen attendees and a few TV news crews turned out for Monday’s council meeting for an item ...

Another View: Let’s build more transparency into city government

High-performance organizations, whether in the private or public sectors, are transparent in their activities, conduct continuous quality improvement and are accountable for their ...

Imposed firefighter contract includes 12% cut in pay, benefits

After months of negotiations, the city of Auburn has implemented a contract with the Auburn Firefighters Association that will result in a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits. Fir ...

Drumroll: Count Dan Luper in for Auburn’s city council race

Preparing the notebook for shipment to Oslo while contemplating that perhaps the self-esteem movement has gone a bit too far. After all, isn’t it somewhat extreme that the lates ...

Jim Holmes pooh-poohs party switch

Before we pry open the notebook, let me thank those who keep track of such matters better than myself for pointing out that Jim Holmes “remains ensconced” ensconced in his 3r ...

ARD: No sign planned at park

Don’t expect a sign on an Auburn park honoring racist scientist William Shockley any time soon. That’s the message the Auburn Recreation District is sending out in the face of ...

Residents’ insights requested

The Auburn City Council discussed establishing a committee to further develop themes along the city’s Streetscape route Tuesday. At Tuesday night’s workshop of the Auburn Deve ...

Public outcry tables square name change

The Auburn Urban Development Commission will hold off on plans for Auburn’s Central Square after close to 50 residents showed up to a public meeting Monday night to share their d ...

Stop the presses: Project bids lower than estimate

Bronzing the notebook while wondering why so many people decline to let their deeds stand as a memorial and, instead, keeping pushing for a statue or brass plaque ... On the othe ...

Open the door, invite community in on plaza theme

On paper and in person, Auburn’s Streetscape project appears to be an impressive blend of vision, creativity and public accounting cooking in summer’s triple-digit heat. Movin ...

Hard to believe bags are free

In response to Mayor Mike Holmes’ column of July 13, I can see where the mayor says the blue bag program may save a few dollars for some residents by using a smaller waste can, b ...

Those blue bags cost money

Too bad Mayor Mike Holmes didn’t bother to calculate the additional expense incurred by the city and the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) using blue bags (Journal, June 28). Re ...

6 officials among election non-voters

The May 19 election drew about 42 percent of Placer County’s registered voters to the polls. It also meant 58 percent stayed away — including six elected officials. The Journ ...

Cross-country journey gives back to veterans

Lynn Beadles answered the call. Moved by a cause dear to his heart, the semi-retired Auburn businessman volunteered just two weeks ago, with a huge personal commitment, to help Kee ...