Opinion

Rufus T. Firefly and Jefferson

So the phone rang at 2 a.m. In my fog of sleep, I knew it was probably Rufus T. Firefly. But what if it wasn’t? What if someone was in trouble? I’d never forgive myself ...

Should teens be allowed to lock their bedroom door?

Dear Straight Talk: My sister and I want a lock for our bedroom door. We have a new stepfather and we feel uncomfortable not being able lock our door when we’re undressed. He ...

Media Life: Homegrown Auburn film talent returns with “Mudbloods”

It’s a homecoming week of sorts for Auburn native Eric F. Martin and he’s bringing along his latest film to show at the State Theatre. Martin, Placer High Class of 200 ...

Another View: Annexation poppycock

The City of Auburn is about to engage in an effort to justify an effort to annex North Auburn into the city. An outspoken member of the city council has managed to convince other m ...

Reader Input: Placer taxpayers, prepare to be fleeced

A Dec. 4, 2014 Auburn Journal article headline was, “Placer County faces bleak transportation future” with a subheading, “Is a sales tax solution feasible for reg ...

Reader Input: Thank you to Auburn artists

I live in Downtown Auburn and, of course, love living here. It’s so pleasurable to walk the streets and Central Square. I also have all these whimsically painted utility bo ...

Reader Input: Lowered gas prices a big plus

I read with amusement the front-page article by Eyragon Eidam on “Gas prices low, but at what cost?” (Journal, Jan. 23). Glaringly absent was any reference to the mon ...

Reader Input: Denialists will be mocked

Another blast of fact-free fantasizing from Mr. (Les) Polette (“Expand our use of fossil energy,” Reader Input, Jan. 29). The data and science of atmospheric carbon d ...

Reader Input: Too soon to quantify carbon cap cost

If Mr. (John R.) Miller is going to complain about how gasoline taxes are used, he should start with some accurate facts (“Gasoline taxes squandered,” Reader Input, Jan ...