Old Town

Auburn's 4th celebration to be red hot, white, and blue

It’s predicted to be a scorcher on Fourth of July this year, but if you’re willing to brave the heat, there are plenty of patriotic activities to be enjoyed. Early bir ...

Downtown Auburn public restroom back in play

The downtown public restroom project that was stalled last year to extend several temporary firefighting positions is back on the books for the coming fiscal year. When the federa ...

Cinco de Mayo to spice up Old Town Auburn for 25th year

The California Hispanic community’s traditions will fill the streets of Old Town Auburn with color and sound today. Cinco de Mayo is back in a big way with plenty to see and ...

Old Town’s Tsuda name gone but memories kept alive

A well-known Old Town Auburn building is undergoing major changes and is targeted for reopening in early 2015 as a bistro restaurant. Owners Patty and John Dooley have been workin ...

How a saloon keeper changed the look of Old Town

If you’ve stood at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Sacramento Street in Old Town, you may have wondered about the unusual street configuration that leaves a roughly trian ...

Reader Input: Cars towed if Old Town lot fee unpaid

Perhaps the only thing worse than not being able to find a parking space in Old Town is finding your vehicle has been towed while you were at lunch. That’s what happened (r ...

Another View: The 12-year blink

When I drive to the post office on Nevada Street or pick up a few plants at Eisley’s Nursery, I’m reminded how fast time flies. I always smile when I see the ten tall t ...

Another View: The American Parkway is a biking challenge fit for couch potatoes

Living and working in Auburn, I’ve been very comfortable with my existence above 1,300 feet, and I need a very compelling reason to go down the hill. Over the past month or s ...

Another View: Harvey Roper’s legacy a noble gift of service to a grateful community

Bad news travels fast in our era of social media and wrist phones. I learned about the passing of Harvey Roper in a text from my son early last Saturday morning as the news scorche ...

Another View: McClintock’s idea to nuke VA health care is essentially DOA

If there was any doubt that this is an election year, a photo-op visit to Auburn by Rep. Tom McClintock and back-to-back, front-page stories in this newspaper confirm it. The iti ...

Another View: Leadership needn’t come from chamber

Daniel Berlant, the Cal Fire spokesman and 30-year-old candidate for the Auburn City Council, is facing a total of four challengers this fall: three competing contenders plus the A ...

Another View: For boomers, pickleball is court of last resort

I have discovered the path to world peace, and it is a game called “pickleball.” In fact, if diplomats could find a way to coax Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin on a cou ...

Early juries had compassion for 2 women who killed

Chivalry wasn’t dead in the early 1900s, and two cases of women who killed and walked away illustrate the point. There were mitigating circumstances, of course, and there was ...

Reader Input: Sometimes, losing is a good thing

Last Christmas, a person very important to me gave me the gift of a lifetime … the gift of life. This is not an exaggeration. The present was a one-year membership at Well ...

Reader Input: ‘Friends’ column touched reader

An open letter to Gary Moffat: I need to tell you how much your column touched my heart (“Mary Jo, Mary Belle’s remembered as friends of Old Town,” Another View ...