Valerie Harris

Reader Input: Spokely has skills needed to serve

The November elections are fast approaching and the window of opportunity to determine which candidates for Auburn City Council are most qualified will quickly close. We demonstr ...

Green team patrols Auburn streets for litter

On their walks through a 4-mile stretch of Auburn, Mike and Rhonda Guess estimate they collect an average of seven grocery bags full of trash. Frustrated by the large amount of l ...

Fight dangerous state laws

On Tuesday, the state Assembly voted 41-34 to pass AB 1831 (Dickinson), which would prohibit a local agency, like the City of Auburn, from asking or even considering the criminal h ...

Aeolia Drive resident may win partial reprieve from $11,600 fine

A man who owes the city more than $11,000 in property citations may only have to pay $600 after a City Council decision Monday night. After a long debate with no resolution, the A ...

Auburn police reorganization brings new positions for some

With reorganization at the Auburn Police Department finalized, one citizen said he is more concerned about what public officials make after they retire than during their employment ...

Exact financial impact of Amgen on city hard to calculate, officials say

While officials can’t say how much money the Amgen Tour of California has brought to Auburn, they agree it should have a long-term benefit on the city. Those involved in plannin ...

Auburn police department celebrates new chief

The Auburn Police Department welcomed its new chief with open arms Thursday while saying goodbye to its chief of five-and-a-half years. Chief John Ruffcorn was sworn in by Placer ...

City: Police can arrest panhandlers

Auburnites can now expect stricter laws on panhandling and soliciting in the city. In a unanimous vote Monday night the Auburn City Council passed the Solicitation Ordinance and ...

Residents sound off on violent video games

A Supreme Court decision has some local community members speaking out about violent video games and parents’ responsibility to know what their children are doing. In a 7-2 rul ...

City Council officially approves new police chief

The Auburn City Council approved the reorganization of the Auburn Police Department Monday night, and the city will soon see a new police chief. Police Chief Valerie Harris is reti ...