Mayor Mike Holmes

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 ...

Salary whittling proves a painful exercise

Trying to power the notebook with solar panels while promising to buy one of the new tiny green cars when they’re ready. Matter of fact, I’ll purchase two — one for each foot ...

Short school year puts US at disadvantage

Touting the notebook while realizing once I Want Revenge was scratched, we wound up with the best Kentucky Derby in decades. Now if we can only scratch I Want Revenge from our poli ...

Auburn to host Economic Summit

Auburn needs a written economic strategy, a plan, according to Mayor Mike Holmes. Holmes and members of the Auburn City Council will host an “Economic Summit” at 4 p.m. Tuesda ...

Tough economy challenges Auburn

It seems that the “Economic Summit” planned by the Auburn City Council to include area business groups on Jan. 13 at City Hall cannot happen soon enough. Three Highway 49 car ...