Opinion

McCann Award recipient thanks Auburn for honor

Thank you, Auburn Journal and the Auburn community for acknowledging me with the McCann Award. This is a very special moment in my life to be the recipient of this prestigious awar ...

Mother impressed with daughter's experience at E.V. Cain

I am a parent of a daughter graduating from eighth grade at E.V. Cain. I would like to share my experience at E.V. Cain with other incoming sixth-grade parents who might have conce ...

'Four by four' schedule threatens the Hillman spirit

If a stranger took a tour of Placer High School, they would see the beautiful open campus, the extreme diversity of the students, the great teachers, and the strong Hillman pride t ...

Splash Dogs to be held at Overlook, not Ashford Park

I am a proponent of Ashley Memorial Dog Park. I am also the event coordinator for Splash Dogs. Our third annual event is June 1-3 at Overlook Park. I have been following the oppone ...

Series of tests should weed out unqualified candidates

Virtually every time some deranged nut misuses a firearm such as occurred at Virginia Tech, the politicians, who have forgotten the Constitution they swore to uphold, start frothin ...

Sexual preference not worth risking national security

What is more important to this nation: ideology or national safety? I noted an Associated Press report that our military has terminated three more U.S. experts in the Arabic langu ...

Use tax dollars for things people use, not dogs

As I was walking the perimeter of Ashford Park today, an old Cat Steven's song, "Where do the children play?" echoed in my head. For all that's been said regarding the much-discus ...

Putting in perspective 104 soldiers killed during April

In the month of April this year, it was announced there were 104 American service personnel killed in Iraq. Perspective: If the Auburn Journal announced tomorrow that the Placer f ...

Preserve Auburn's beauty; it's not Lemon Grove

In reference to the Auburn redevelopment proposal. We need to remember that Auburn wants to hold on to its small-town feel, yet we let development happen as if we are in San Diego. ...

Spend less time in front of TV, more at the museum

In a time when more people are watching television and spending time on the computer, we should keep in mind that museums offer unique and real experiences - whether it is learning ...