Ron Solomon

What would you do to fix the economy?

Mark Rosen, President, Auburn-Area Democratic Club “There is no quick fix because we are in a chicken or egg situation. Jobs require a strong economy, and a strong economy need ...

History engraves its way into heart of city

Several pieces of Auburn’s history will soon make a permanent residence in Central Square. The Streetscape History and Art Advisory Committee has given the OK for 10 people, gro ...

Auburn residents buy, sell, pawn eclectic treasures

With the popularity of shows like “Antiques Roadshow” and “Pawn Stars,” and the current economy, local residents are looking to buy, sell, consign and pawn a number of trea ...

Attendance down for Black & White Ball; new venue srikes a chord

Black & White Ball attendance was down this year but the new location was a hit, organizers say. Ball chairman Ron Solomon, owner of Auburn Jewelry and Loan, estimated the crowd a ...

Streetscape construction slows Downtown business

Three weeks into construction on Downtown Auburn’s Streetscape, the impact of the project is resounding beyond rutted streets, fenced-off work areas and piles of sand and gravel. ...

Ball embraces ‘Summer Nights’

This August’s Black & White Ball in Auburn is changing its theme, dropping any possible racially insensitive misunderstandings with its old “Southern Delights” direction in f ...

Visits to pawnshops are up but proposed Senate bill could close them down

Pawnshops in Auburn and across the country are seeing an increase in traffic spurred by high unemployment and a recession. Some say pawnshops and payday lenders are taking advant ...

Black & White Ball theme goes all Southern

Step back in time and into costume and join the Southern belles and Southern gentlemen at the Gold Country Fairgrounds for the 18th annual Black & White Ball. Details for the 18t ...

Slumping economy benefits Auburn pawn shop

With gas prices up and construction jobs down, business has never been better at the Auburn Jewelry and Loan Pawnshop on Lincoln Way in Downtown Auburn. “With the rise in fuel ( ...