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Wal-Mart poised to gain key OKs for North Auburn store

The wind is back in Wal-Mart’s sails as the Arkansas retailing giant moves ahead with plans to build in North Auburn. According to Placer County officials, Wal-Mart is expec ...

Reader Input: Group serves to stifle competition

Exactly who is APACE (Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment)? Who controls and who are the members of this organization that are creating so much grief ...

Auburn City Council selects annexation committee

With the players selected, the city of Auburn is poised to begin its inquiry into the feasibility of claiming unincorporated North Auburn for its own. The seven-member ad hoc Anne ...

Curtains June 30 for Music and More at Placer County's North Auburn theater

Music and More Arts Academy has lost its bid to retain a World War II-vintage theater building in North Auburn it has called home since 1998. The Placer County Board of Supervisor ...

Reader input: Shelter needed for homeless

The Applegate fire re-minds us how amazingly fast emergency shelters are set up for animals and people and how necessary they are to ensure safety and calm the fears of the citizen ...

Reader Input: $30K a year with no insurance unfair

Surprise, surprise. I did not think the comparison of neighboring counties was a good methodology to compare board of supervisors salaries (“Supes closer to putting own pay h ...

Placer County’s North Auburn Wal-Mart environmental issue back in court

Wal-Mart approvals by the Placer County Board of Supervisors are back in court. And the Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Area Environment is asking for the county to issu ...

Reader Input: County duty-bound to uphold safety

Since 2010, the Alliance for Protection of the Auburn Community Environment (APACE) has challenged the Bohemia retail/Walmart project for several reasons, including environmental h ...

Another View: Why APACE presses fight over Walmart

The legal battle that the Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community Environment has waged against the Bohemia Retail/Walmart project has never been about a Walmart. Alt ...

Reader Input: Supervisors ignoring site safety data

Last week Wal-Mart indicated it was ready to move forward with building after the results of soil testing on its site were reported by the Department of Toxic Substance Control (&l ...

Soil questions answered, Wal-Mart ready to build in North Auburn

With lab tests back indicating soil clean enough on a North Auburn site to build on, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is poised to start construction early next year. California Department of ...

Reader input: I’ll take a Walmart over a homeless shelter

I just read Victoria Connolly’s letter protesting the pending arrival of Walmart in Auburn (Reader Input, June 7). As I recall, the same thing happened when Home Depot chose ...

Reader Input: Concern is for site safety

I am writing this letter to respond to a statement in the article concerning the state DTSC testing for dioxins and furans in the soil on the Bohemia/Wal-Mart site (“North Au ...

North Auburn Walmart soil tests start

A new round of soil testing has started at a North Auburn site targeted for Walmart store development. And a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman said Wednesday that the retailing gia ...

Walmart, opponents claim wins in dispute over North Auburn location

  Both sides are claiming victories in the ongoing dispute over locating a Walmart store on a site north of Luther Road in North Auburn. The Alliance for the Protection of t ...