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Auburn on cutting edge

I always believed Auburn’s Monkey Cat was a pretend. Today I read in Parade.com of such an animal. I Googled “titi monkey cat discovered” and found 1,400 websites telling ab ...

Nat Giuliani and Auburn: a right fit

Auburn’s Nat Giuliani was born at home in San Francisco’s North Beach community in 1922 in the heart of the Bay Area’s Italian neighborhood. Giuliani comes from a long line ...

Ramona Lou gathers fashion treasure trove

An Auburn native is translating her love of fashion into retail. Sommer Naffz, a 1997 Placer High graduate, has opened Ramona Lou in Downtown Auburn. The store is named after her ...

Are we a car or a community?

I won’t use a citizen’s name in a letter as I feel that is a shabby approach. I will, however, make mention of anyone who is at the wheel of control. To the major premise of t ...

Our View: Foresthill Bridge retrofit will test county’s integrity

As bridge construction goes, the $71 million estimate for painting and retrofitting the Foresthill Bridge seems tame by comparison. The new Bay Bridge connecting San Francisco and ...

Let experts regulate wildlife

Regarding your article “No hunt in park,” of Monday, Feb. 1, we have yet another example of untrained people trying to hijack the job of the California Dept. of Fish and Game. ...

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 ...

Memories of Olympics endure

The Journal articles about the Squaw Valley Olympics have triggered many memories (Jan. 5, 7). I attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco and was a member of the A C ...

Another View: Emergency prep begins at home, spreads abroad

As the rain pounded my office skylight and the lights flickered Monday afternoon, I had flashbacks of my two stints in the Northwest — and the incessant storms that rolled in fro ...

Some have seen the monkeycat

On my way from San Francisco to Reno, the fog was so heavy I stayed overnight in Auburn. For a restaurant, I found Monkey Cat on Lincoln Way. In my travels of the world, I met pe ...

Affording housing comment sickens reader

Here’s a quote from your comments section from Jon Green on the Silver Bend Affordable Housing Project: "We certainly don’t want any affordable housing in Placer County. It wi ...

Auburn’s Sanefuji a master of sushi art

In 1960 San Francisco restaurants serving sushi could be counted on one hand. Still a delicacy known to few outside of Japan, sushi was originally served as a quick food to eat whi ...

Boy’s warning to city slickers

I’m tired of people from big cities coming to my town of Grass Valley and building huge buildings and cutting down trees. Auburn used to be a nice small town but now it has a lot ...

CHP arrest fugitive in Alta

With the help of community members, California Highway Patrol officials arrested a San Francisco fugitive in Alta. CHP Gold Run Area officer Lowell Monday attempted to stop a Toy ...

Smith churns to open-water title

Stefanie Smith, a 2001 Placer High graduate, spent years in Auburn swimming for both the Auburn Robalos and the Hillmen swim teams. Since moving to San Francisco, she has turned to ...