Opinion

Editor's Notebook: Truth be told, we like answering your oddball queries

Journalists are used to asking the questions, so it’s sometimes a nice change of pace when we get to answer some — or, at least, to try. That’s not always possi ...

Reader Input: Leaf burning dirties the air

I have discovered Loomis to be a wonderful town with so many positives! However, on the downside is all the leaf burning that happens this time of year. It creates horribly stin ...

Reader Input: Feds should spy on themselves

America needs to stop spying on people. It needs to spy on its own corrupt activities. Why doesn’t it spy on the dirty deals made behind closed doors in our government and ...

Reader Input: What’s up with the slush fund?

Suggestions for Auburn Journal, Placer County Board of Supervisors: Less kids and sports. More animals, birds, pets and their pictures. Have each supervisor write a mont ...

Reader Input: Take time to understand homeless

Mary Jo Buettner’s letter (“Auburn, do not demonize homeless,” Reader Input, Nov. 22) was right on. She spoke of Bob Litchfield’s book, “Until Th ...

Another View: Giving thanks for everything from A to Z

One of my favorite daily rituals is reading our daughter Kara’s gratitude list before I toddle off to bed each night. Kara, who lives in Granite Bay, posts on Facebook the ...

Retailers feasting on Black Friday’s bleary bedlam

Why not? I thought, I’ll give it a shot this one time just to see what it’s like.  Famous last words.  For some of you, this column is being read t ...

Media Life: Tourism article could spark search for 42-foot naked man

Ouch. It’s always a big deal when Auburn gets written up in the pages of a big-city newspaper. By big city, we’re talking about the rarified air of an L.A. or New Yor ...

Gratitude finds a way to discover beauty in the brokenness

Lt. Justin Docherty, the Salvation Army officer in charge of the Auburn affiliate, writes periodically for the Auburn Journal’s Comment page. At our request, he penned this s ...

Reader Input: Republicans not party of compassion

As millions of Americans sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, let’s not forget about the Republican war on the poor. Some 3.5 million Americans will have less on their plates th ...

Reader Input: Be mindful of liberty loss

Did you know that your liberty, your freedom is being lost? Once it is gone you may never get it back. Enemies of your liberty are basic things such as the products you buy, food ...

Reader Input: Seniors: Watch how supes vote

Today the Auburn Senior Center is being threatened by future closure. It is old and in complete state of repair or rebuilding with a new location. The current location is project ...

Reader Input: Avoid evils and revel in success

Remember the drug revolution? When that began, it was noted that 10 percent of the population would be admitted to a mental institution at some time during their lifetimes. Now i ...

Another View: Homeless don’t want to live like animals

By Barbara Ogden I am becoming increasingly disappointed in our community’s lack of action regarding the homeless population. I am not talking about those who are eligible ...