Scott Holbrook

Want to give back? Bring extra change to Sunday’s music fest

Scott Holbrook can’t keep from smilin’. The Auburn Recreation District board member, whose “keep smilin’” valediction signs off most of his letters and conversations, is ...

Park concert to benefit fire victims

Ann Rivero calls it the spirit of Auburn at work. It’s a willingness to pitch in to help others during a crisis and it will be evident in a big way Sept. 20 when service groups, ...

PIP folk outdid themselves

I am writing to send a big thanks to all those involved with Party in the Park (PIP), both those behind the scenes, and those on the hill and the “dance field.” This year’s p ...

It’s a party and you’re invited

By Preston Carter Melbourne-Weaver Journal Correspondent Thousands are expected to groove to live tunes under the trees at Friday’s free concert in Regional Park. But Party i ...

Is Shockley our big worry?

Here we go again. ARD Director Scott Holbrook would like a court to decide that the park does not have to be named after William Shockley. Is ARD so flush with money that they can ...

ACLU opposes Shockley park

The idea of naming a 28-acre parcel of publicly owned Auburn parkland after eugenics proponent and Nobel Prize winner William Shockley is getting some high-profile opposition. The ...

Rec district could see layoffs if revenue seized by state

Auburn Area Recreation and Park District officials could be forced to layoff employees and reduce maintenance at area parks if the state seizes property tax revenue from the alread ...

Beware bearing gifts to Auburn

I’m so disgusted at our Auburn parks leadership and especially Scott Holbrook. You guys are a bunch of hypocrites about acquiring the Shockley property without using his name. No ...

Park may not take Shockley name

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer Eugenics proponent and Nobel Prize winner William Shockley may not have his name attached to an Auburn park after all, an Auburn Recreation Di ...

Thanks to Scott Holbrook for ‘Party in the Park’

I want to thank Scott Holbrook for all the great work he has been doing to bring free and affordable great music locally to Auburn. “Party in the Park” is wonderful and I have ...

Recreation district gains 28-acre parcel

The Auburn Recreation District has agreed to accept a land donation, although some officials wonder whether the financially strapped district can afford to maintain it. The Auburn ...

Media Life: New park ranger book penned by Auburn author

Auburn State Park Ranger Mike Lynch is back with another book on a favorite subject of his. The new book details the history of California’s state park rangers. A 35-year veter ...

Photographers doing great work to preserve history

I just wanted to write a quick note to give a little shout out to three folks that have given me a lot of smiles over the years. While some (like me) from time to time may choose ...

Rec district directors flirt with violations

Auburn Recreation District directors have come dangerously close to violating state law by attempting to form a majority outside of meetings, according to Brown Act experts. Direc ...

Time to party

No matter your partisanship, there’s nothing like an Election Day party. All eyes will be glued to television screens around Placer County as national presidential election ret ...