Editorials

Youth alcohol abuse challenges our community

The youth drinking problem in the greater Auburn area is out of control. There is some good news and bad news that goes along with this fact. The good news is that local school ...

Do your part to prevent another destructive fire

These are indeed challenging times for all public safety agencies to meet the demands for service. This past summer and fall kept Auburn City Fire personnel busy, not only here in ...

Time for state, county to look at freeway ramps

Placer County opened the Sunset Boulevard overpass Sunday afternoon, culminating a year-long project to improve traffic safety and congestion along the Highway 65 corridor connecti ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Chief Harris sold Amgen on including Auburn

Just about everybody in the village is looking forward to May 16, that day when the Amgen Tour pedals its way through our friendly confines. What’s not generally known is that A ...

How to report those big bully bureaucrats

Small business owners are under assault in California from unelected and unaccountable government bureaucrats who aggressively use the California State Labor Code to levy fines or ...

Placer High Senior Projects need Auburn’s support

The Placer High School Senior Project teachers are very concerned by recent board meetings suggesting that Senior Project may very well be on the “chopping block” in our di ...

Where have all candidates gone in Placer County?

Is Robert Weygandt that good? Has Gayle Garbolina-Mojica exceeded expectations for area students and parents? Has Kristin Spears improved the property tax assessment process? Has J ...

Looking behind the scenes: Why cheat District 5 out of its own funds?

Shoveling through the notebook while trying to find out why people continue to buy Al Gore’s books. Best guess is people back east are burning them to keep warm ... On the other ...

Our View: Placer not exempt from keeping to the Brown Act

During these tough economic times, government at every level faces media scrutiny. The public has a right to know how elected officials are spending taxpayer dollars. That’s why ...

Another View: Leadership starts at the top

In early 2009, as I was beginning my term as president of the Roseville Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees, everyone knew we were in a crisis.   The perfect storm ...

Big-box store battle will test Auburn’s resolve

Which came first – the first big-box retail store, or residents angry that such a store will unravel the community’s environmental, economic and social fabric? The two seem t ...

Another View: Thank you from Auburn Disaster Relief Fund

On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, our community was devastated by a wildfire that destroyed 63 homes and businesses in the heart of our community. But the fire destroyed more than homes a ...

Catastrophic Auburn wildfire inspires cooperative solution

Your editorial, “2010: Let’s get back to basics,” (Jan. 3), noted that the “horrific 49 Fire reminded us what can happen when fire, wind and drought conditions mix” and t ...

Looking behind the scenes: Don’t confuse county CEO with grim reaper

While bowing, the Notebook feels it would have been better television had Akio Toyoda cut off the last digit of his little finger — or even engage in a little seppuku — while t ...

Our View: Construction’s end just the beginning for Streetscape

Now that the first phase of the long-awaited Auburn Streetscape project is built, will they come? They came Wednesday evening for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and semi-street party t ...