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Wal-Mart makes key move to start North Auburn build

A corner of two major North Auburn streets is going big. While a key step in its North Auburn store construction plans was being made Friday by Wal-Mart Stores, work was progressi ...

Reader Input: Ditch asbestos-riddled buildings for new

I’m a fourth-generation resident of Auburn, so I have not been implanted here from L.A. or the Bay Area to make a small town something it isn’t. I also believe in pro ...

Reader Input: Supervisors: Heed my call

Dear (Placer County) Supervisors: I hope you all are reading this. We do not want Wal-Mart or Costco in Auburn. But if you all want them here, then get off your lazy butts, a ...

Reader Input: Supes must weigh Walmart site findings

I am deeply concerned about the findings of the soil testing done on the proposed Walmart site (“Soil questions answered, Wal-Mart ready to build in North Auburn,” Jour ...

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: Welcome new superstores

We have read in the newspaper about the possibility of a new Costco being built in Auburn. That’s great. We’re going to have extra cars on the streets, but also new job ...

Reader Input: Wal-Mart saved his VHS images

Human nature being what it is, we can look for the positives in all things or if we are so inclined discriminate much of the world that surrounds us to be negative. How many nega ...

Reader Input: Is name change in 49’s future?

We have opened the floodgates! First it was Costco, now it’s Wal-Mart. I wonder how all the small business owners are going to feel, being squeezed in by these corporate mo ...

Placer County waits for Wal-Mart move on North Auburn site

With Costco preparing environmental studies on a North Auburn site, the other large retailer eyeing a local store has yet to make a major move to build. Gerry Haas, Placer County ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Public pays for worker benefits

Jake Federwisch wrote a letter defending Wal-Mart as a model employer (“Walmart is positive for communities,” Reader Input, June 2). Unfortunately, many of his statem ...

Reader Input: If you want a Wal-Mart, move

Auburn is a quiet, simple town, away from big cities. We already have several “big box” stores, yet many people feel we also need a Wal-Mart here in Auburn, so they can ...

Wal-Mart pleads guilty for California hazardous waste

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty on Tuesday to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and ...

High gas prices a boom for biz?

Are gas prices a boom for Think Auburn First — a bust for Auburn Wal-Mart haters? “Shop Rollback savings on everyday low prices for the items you need” — except local gas a ...