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Job cuts are necessary to meet financial hurdles: Auburn Manager says

Job cuts are necessary to meet financial hurdles: Auburn Manager says

Jobs cuts in Auburn’s various key departments are indispensable to meet financial hurdles heading into the next financial year, City Manager Howard Kroll said.

The list of positions being proposed to be cut in the city’s budget under review includes fire chief, fire planner as well as public services planner. A custodian job and a city electrician position are also facing axe along with at least three vacant spots.

Driver sideswiped car just before fatally hitting 2 Auburn students: CHP

Driver sideswiped car just before fatally hitting 2 Auburn students: CHP

The driver charged with fatally hitting two Auburn students with his pickup truck on Sunday was also responsible for an earlier crash, investigators said.

Jared Gaches and Trevor Keller, both 15 years old students at Placer High School in Auburn were killed Sunday evening when the driver, identified as 62-year-old Philip Ingram, ran them down with his pickup truck.

Gaches, a resident of Auburn, and Trevor Keller, a resident of Foresthill, were walking along Highway 49 near Locksley Lane with another boy who was luckily not hurt in the crash.

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2 Auburn boys died after being hit by vehicle: CHP

2 Auburn boys died after being hit by vehicle: CHP

Two juveniles lost their lives after a vehicle hit them in Auburn on Sunday, a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) confirmed.

Officer David Martinez from the CHP Auburn office said the deadly crash occurred near Grass Valley Highway and Shale Ridge Lane at around 5:15 p.m. yesterday.

Three boys were walking southbound on the northbound side of Highway 49 in the city Sunday evening when they hit by a pickup truck. One lane was temporarily closed on the southbound highway.

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Travis Williams, Kodi Burns happy to coach Auburn guys

Travis Williams, Kodi Burns happy to coach Auburn guys

Travis Williams and Kodi Burns are happy to return to Auburn as full-time assistant coaches, particularly for being allowed to put their stamp on the players they now coach.

Williams and Burns, who once played for Auburn, are coaching the school’s current team. Williams is the linebackers’ coach, while Burns is the receivers’ coach.

Walking on the field for the start of the team’s spring practice, Williams remembered how defensive coordinator Kevin Steele allowed him to do his job, without any interference.

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Auburn Riverside girls’ basketball coach Derek Pegram resigns

Auburn Riverside girls’ basketball coach Derek Pegram resigns

Auburn Riverside High School girls’ basketball head coach Derek Pegram has stepped down after guiding the team for three years.

Confirming his resignation, Pegram said the role takes an incredible amount of energy and he believed that the team needed a new leadership. The coach stressed that it was really hard for him to say goodbye to returning players.

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Auburn Rescue Mission delivers Easter meals to needy families in Cayuga County

Auburn Rescue Mission delivers Easter meals to needy families in Cayuga County

The Auburn Rescue Mission delivered a total of two hundred Easter meals and baskets to needy families in Cayuga County over the weekend.

Working for the mission, volunteers and staff members prepared and delivered 150 Easter meals and 50 Easter baskets to struggling families on the recently past Sunday. The sincere effort was part of the Auburn Rescue Mission to help families living in transitional housing complexes, hotels and other people in need.

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Robert Bertram to deliver lecture on food security on Mar. 31

Robert Bertram to deliver lecture on food security on Mar. 31

Robert Bertram, the renowned scientist leading the nation’s efforts to solve global problem of hunger and food insecurity, is scheduled to deliver a lecture on coming Thursday, March 31, in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center auditorium.

Sponsored by the E.T. York Distinguished Lecturer Series in Auburn’s College of Agriculture, Bertram’s “The End of Hunger: from Vision to Reality” lecture will be free and open to all members of the community.

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