Peter van Beckum

Auburn expects busy July 4 visitor weekend

  With Fourth of July holiday getaways boosting Auburn’s visitor ranks, the question on most tourists’ minds was where to go when the heat soars into plus-100-deg ...

Triple digit forecast won’t slow ‘Fourth’ festivities

Peter Van Beckum always encourages people to bring plenty of water balloons to Old Town Auburn on the Fourth of July. This year, with temperatures expected to be near 108 degrees, ...

Teacher’s pet: Wayward bird reunited with Auburn school class

  The happy chirping sounds were a sure sign that George, the lost-and-found lovebird, was back Thursday where he belonged. George, a high-energy, peach-faced lovebird with ...

Tea parties as much about frustration as tax

Donna Bell, thanks for getting up and getting out by attending the Auburn area tea party in Sacramento (Journal, April 16). From what I can tell, some 250,000 people around the U. ...