Mike Holmes

City faces $12,000-a-month wastewater fine

The city of Auburn could pay upward of $72,000 in fines if its wastewater treatment permit is not extended by next month. Jack Warren, Auburn’s public works director, issued a ...

Behind the Scenes: Take pride that our nation is first to help

With moist eyes and usually a lump in the throat, most of us watch the herculean efforts turned in by rescuers and aid workers in Haiti. Maybe it’s because that nation is so clo ...

No to officials living high on our dime

It was very refreshing to read the “Our View” column of the Sunday paper (Jan. 31) that said more and more people are getting fed up with our elected officials spending hard- ...

Our View: Sending local officials to Washington does not make sense today

Placer County supervisors Robert Weygandt, Jim Holmes and CEO Tom Miller are headed to Washington, D.C and local taxpayers are once again getting stuck with the bill. At the city ...

Will Big Brother stare down pitbulls?

I am director of Chako, a canine advocacy and rescue group, and I attended Monday night’s city council meeting on behalf of our Auburn members. I was disheartened by some of the ...

Auburn studies dog rules

Pitbull supporters turned out for the Auburn City Council meeting Monday night to hear a status report on updates to the city’s animal regulations, including any that may target ...

Looking back at 2007

The year 2007 brought Auburn a change in Placer High head football coaches, a King in trouble and a congressman under fire. Placer Vineyards, a new dog park and Best Buy were appro ...

Another View: Your city met many challenges throughout 2009

This is my final report to the community during this term as mayor of Auburn. As you know, mayors are selected from the city council on an annual basis. The rotation is determine ...

Deputy City Clerk Anne Cooey retires after 20 memory-filled years

Just for the record — Auburn Deputy City Clerk Anne Cooey has served under 15 city councils, 10 different mayors, three city managers and three elected city clerks during her 15 ...

New committee will guide Streetscape history, art

As part of a new commission, 11 local residents will be charged with creating a plan for the history and artwork featured in the city’s Streetscape renovations. This week, the A ...

Mayor cracks down on Endurance Committee

Facing community outcry over miscommunication surrounding the Endurance Capital Committee, Mayor Mike Holmes has ordered a review of all the city’s committees and commissions. ...

Tattoo ordinance could put limits on shops

Joshua Daniels is excited to share his art with the Auburn community. It just so happens that his canvas is other people’s bodies. Daniels’ Beauty Takes Pain tattoo shop on L ...

State looks to tap city revenue

Editor's Note: Solving the $24 billion state budget deficit meant cuts to local programs. In this series, the Journal looks at how they may affect you. Up to $500,000 may be borr ...

City digs into Streetscape

By Michelle Miller-Carl Journal News Editor It was a dirt- and gravel-filled lot Wednesday. But come the end of the year, it will be Auburn’s new town square. Officials gathered ...

The Mayor Reports: City committed to maintaining high quality of service

Although the budget passed by the Auburn City Council late last month totaled $26.4 million, about $18 million is in restricted categories such as the wastewater treatment plant an ...