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Auburn’s Sunbreak Cafe suffers heartbreak: Land transfer looms

Arnie and Pauline Hall tucked into a late lunch Wednesday at the Sunbreak Cafe, a downtown restaurant they have frequented for 11 years. “It’s one of the nicest places in the city,” Arnie Hall said between bites of sandwich. “When we have company come from out of town, this is one of the places we take them.”

Auburn to offer ‘Night Out’ program on Aug. 5

Auburn will join the 25th annual National Night Out – a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch – on Aug. 5.

  • Jul 12, 2008

County Sheriffs’ proposed budget means creative cuts

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr has developed a proposed 2009 budget that she said offers creative ways to trim spending while minimizing cuts of deputies.

  • Jul 12, 2008

Fields & Co. restaurant at Auburn Transit Station looks to open

An ambitious Auburn couple has a dream, and their refreshing concept – dinner by the train – hopefully will succeed in the months ahead. Cyndi and Bruce Fields are determined to complete the final steps that would open the doors to a 2,900-square-foot, 65-seat full-service restaurant at the Auburn Transit Station. The project – Fields & Co., at 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125 – is about 90 percent done.

Update: Main road closure to begin Wednesday

Southeast 304th on both sides of 124th Avenue Southeast on Lea Hill in Auburn will be closed at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, through the… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2008

Royal Ranger earns top honor

Elijah Olson, a junior at Rainier Christian High School in Auburn, earned the Royal Rangers’ Gold Medal of Achievement, the program’s highest award.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Police blotter

Auburn police responded to the following calls for service between July 8 and July 5:

  • Jul 11, 2008

Cities get 2-year extension on county jail contract

Local cities will have two more years to house their misdemeanor offenders in King County jails owing to King County Council’s recent decision to extend the regional jail services contract.

Fire & rescue blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 222 calls between June 30 and July 6, among them the following:

  • Jul 11, 2008

Lewis honored for service to veterans

Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis, along with Enumclaw Mayor John Wise, was honored recently by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Seattle Chapter No. 102 for his work on the passage of the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy. The award was presented at the organization’s state convention in Seattle on June 29.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Getting in touch with nature

Katelynn Overton, with Nature Vision, above, constructs a food web with the children attending the Wetland Wildlife presentation at the Auburn Library. The food web shows the relationship between predator and prey.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Major road work to begin near high school

Starting Monday, the King County Road Services Division will begin a project to improve the intersection of SE 304th Street and 124th Avenue SE near Auburn Mountainview High School.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Tribes, CWA approve historic White River Management Agreement

In an historic action, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Cascade Water Alliance have approved an agreement that provides for… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2008

Small fire causes evacuation

An small fire at an apartment at East Main Street on Wednesday forced an evacuation before firefighters extinguished the blazeAt approximately 8:06 p.m. the Valley… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2008

‘Yahoos’ on the loose in Auburn | Police Blotter

July 6 Vandalism: 6:03 a.m., 1100 block of W Street Northwest. Some yahoo chucked a rock at a home, damaging said home. Vandalism: 9:11 a.m., 1400 block of U Court Northwest. Another yahoo, perhaps different from the aforementioned yahoo, chucked a baseball through a window of a home, damaging said window.

  • Jul 10, 2008

Scramble for Safe Families picks Auburn for golf tourney

A golf tournament aimed at raising money for a local child abuse and domestic violence program is looking for players and sponsors for its second annual event.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Church adopts a new name, finds a new home in Auburn

His casual appearance gives it away. Donned in a light sweatshirt, shorts and flop-flops, the laid back and charismatic pastor opened his arms and smiled as he welcomed a visitor in the hallway of his just-moved-in church. Pastor Shawn naturally opens the door wide for all-comers.

Sidewalk Sale scheduled for July 18-20 in Auburn

The Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale will go on next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18-20, along Main Street.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Auburn shows spirit at July 4 celebration

The City of Auburn celebrated the Fourth of July the way it traditionally does – with a bang. There was good music, a parade, food and many activities.

  • Jul 9, 2008