Think Auburn First

Hanley supports small business

I am a small business owner in Auburn. I first met Councilman Kevin Hanley a little over three years ago when my company joined Think Auburn First. Despite having a full-time job ...

Hanley a real ‘action figure’

Councilman Kevin Hanley makes things happen for Auburn. If he is not working with volunteers to clear fire breaks around our city, he is meeting with the business community creatin ...

Kevin Hanley earns his votes

There is a reason that the city of Auburn is not suffering and on the verge of bankruptcy in this time of universal economic woes. It is the leadership of some of our city council ...

Our View: Time to put city’s blue bag recycling program in trash

What’s blue, costs $60,000 a year and appears to have no discernable goal than to make people feel better about themselves? The blue bag recycling program in the city of Auburn. ...

Our View: Auburn must get real to win business

The city of Auburn is taking small steps to improve the shopping experience in Downtown and Old Town. The million-dollar Streetscape revitalization effort is worthwhile and a ste ...

Another View: Put your money where your heart is, and you could win

We want your marked bills. If you were out of town last Friday, you might have missed a little contest we’ve put together to track how dollars flow through the Auburn economy. T ...

Another View: Multiply the power of ‘Think Auburn First’

A humorist once quipped that an optimist is “a man who gets married at 85 and then buys a house near a school.” That’s the power of positive thinking! In our topsy-turvy wor ...

Auburn is on 'sale' next week

A weeklong promotion next week will showcase Auburn as not only a great place to live, but a great place to shop. The event, part of the Think Auburn First campaign, runs July 4-1 ...

Another View: What could be more patriotic than shopping local?

If you didn’t notice, Auburn has come alive with the arrival of warmer weather. The damp, gray spring that never seemed to leave only intensified our appreciation for sunshine ...

Gottschalk return great news for Auburn, shoppers

Welcome back, Gottschalks. This week’s startling announcement that the defunct department store chain will rise from the ashes of bankruptcy should have Auburn shoppers dancing ...

Event gives locals ‘Taste of Auburn’

Giving back by buying local will keep Auburn strong. This was the message of Wednesday night’s Taste of Auburn hosted by Think Auburn First and sponsored by various local busine ...

Think Auburn First hosting Taste of Auburn

Have you picked up a copy of “Placer County Real Food” yet? Stop by the State Theatre tonight to learn more about the cookbook, created by Joanne Neft, a longtime agriculture ...

Our View: Saddles, cycles, salsa fill calendar busting at seams

Auburn, it’s time to get your rodeo on as a busy season of events kicks off in town. The annual Auburn Wild West Stampede roared in Thursday with barrel racing, followed by toda ...

Big-box store battle will test Auburn’s resolve

Which came first – the first big-box retail store, or residents angry that such a store will unravel the community’s environmental, economic and social fabric? The two seem t ...

Our View: Construction’s end just the beginning for Streetscape

Now that the first phase of the long-awaited Auburn Streetscape project is built, will they come? They came Wednesday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and semi-street party t ...