Opinion

Reader Input: Seek energy independence

Energy independence for California is a smart move because it helps us move away from relying on foreign countries, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, for our oil imports. Currently, Ca ...

Reader Input: Thanks, 911, for quick help

I want to thank Loomis firemen and AMR paramedics who responded to my 911 call on July 1. Your immediate response and quick action may have saved my life, and it certainly reduced ...

Another View: Hometown serves as touchstone for budding journalist

Why I love living and working in a small town: As a high school student, I began to feel cramped by the lack of space and the lack of excitement in the small town of Auburn. I co ...

Another View: It’s not a war on women; it’s a war on families

In my 50-plus years of employment, the fact that I did not have children was a benefit to my employer. I never had to take time off for school plays, sporting events, conferences ...

Another View: Understand who represents you in government — at all levels

Running government is big business, and large amounts of money from taxes are used to run that business. Every citizen pays some kind of taxes and is, therefore, a shareholder in g ...

Another View: DeWitt barracks can be part of homeless solution:

On Nov. 27, 2013, Don Hulse wrote a letter to the Auburn Journal (Reader Input: “Welcome homeless to special camps”) wherein he proposed taking an abandoned campground ...

Reader input: Communism, guns spark reply

Ron Lowe in his letter “Too many guns floating around” (Auburn Journal Reader Input, June 10) again brings up the same old misleading “facts” to support his ...

Reader input: Chamber: No tricks, just a help

Recently, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has been criticized, and I would like to share my positive experiences.  I am a Leadership Auburn graduate, and currently sitting on t ...

Reader input: Senior Center needs funds, too

Reading the July 10 edition of the Auburn Journal, I saw that our supervisors and county have about $7 million in public money to accommodate Costco (“Costco could displace P ...

Reader input: Thank you, Host Lions

The Center For Visually Impaired Adults wants to give its heartfelt thanks to the Auburn Host Lions Club for its ongoing support of its program and activities.   On July 2, ...

Reader input: Consider Leadership Auburn

The 2014 Leadership Auburn class recently graduated.  In the past 10 months, the class members have learned all about Auburn’s history, programs, processes and challenge ...

Another View: Is Detroit the canary in the coal mine?

Some of us grumble about the possibility that we are going be asked to ration our water usage during this drought. But our complaints likely would seem trivial to the 90,000 Detroi ...

Heroin use at epidemic levels

Dear Straight Talk:  My friend is smoking heroin. I tell her to stop before she gets addicted, but she denies the problem. Her parents hate me and will accuse me of being th ...

Media Life: Placer County starred in “Route 66,” “Combat!” TV episodes

  Auburn and Placer County’s moviemaking past is well-documented, with a bevy of great and not-so-great films shot in Auburn as well as into the hinterlands of the Sier ...

Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...