John Ruffcorn

Another View: Amgen Tour events filling the calendar

I can hear John Ruffcorn now. “People, we have 72 days to go,” the Auburn Police captain would say. “The clock is ticking, let’s get to work.” Step inside the war room of ...

Devices offer control that stuns

TASERs offer citizens a form of self-defense. Some local residents believe they are great tools while others think they are abused. It is legal in the state of California for ci ...

Committee gearing up for Amgen start

May 17 is just around the corner and a committee of local leaders is working fast and hard to prepare for the world-class bicyclists, their entourages and the potentially thousands ...

City getting ready to host Amgen stage-start

Auburn buzzed with excitement Thursday after learning it would be a host city for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Auburn will be the start city for Stage 3 of the race, which ...

44-year-old arrested on sex charges

Auburn police arrested a 44-year-old man Friday for sending naked pictures to an Auburn teen. Pine Grove resident Charles Wayne Burghy, 44, allegedly got the 16-year-old boy’s ph ...

Drug bust in Old Town Auburn

Auburn Police arrested three males in connection with drugs and burglary in Old Town Auburn Monday afternoon. Officers received a call around 2 p.m., according to Chris Forman, t ...

Thousands turn out for Tour of California’s spin through Auburn

Excitement hung in the air in the hours leading up to 128 bicyclists zooming through Auburn and the awe lasted throughout the day long after the world-class riders pedaled on to th ...