Opinion

Another View: Mending fences wins out over building them

No wonder my legs hurt and my back is sore. I’ve been thinking like I was 50 again while I’ve been walking around in a 75-year-old body. I’m not bragging. It&rsqu ...

A method to their madness

Earlier this year I met a friend for coffee at our favorite spot, Depot Bay. Among other things, we discussed the fact that she was upset to see Christmas decorations already set u ...

In the age of materialism, do the holidays retain meaning?

Dear Straight Talk: The winter holidays seem to be a stressed-out “what am I getting” and “what am I buying” nightmare and I wonder if these once-sacred h ...

Media Life: Ex-Auburn drummer's Saint Motel signs with Elektra Records

The good news just keeps getting better for Greg Erwin and his Los Angeles band Saint Motel. Perhaps the L. A. music scene’s best-kept secret over the past half dozen years, ...

Reader Input: Jumping for joy that Costco’s coming

Thank you to the (Placer County) Board of Supervisors for getting things started for Costco. I am thrilled that Costco will be coming to town. In my 46 years of living in Auburn ...

Reader Input: Dutch Bros. has right to expand

Response to Linda Rector regarding Dutch Bros. Coffee (“Coffee drinkers deserve choices,” Reader Input, Dec. 9): I was disappointed to see Linda Rector’s commen ...

Reader Input: Commerce before history

My thoughts on the “Music and More vs. Costco” issue is that it is just easier to cite possible lawsuits, insufficient space and other reasons that have been used than ...

Reader Input: Costco wins by default

Yes, Virginia (Diffenbaugh), there is a Santa Claus (“Shame on the board of supes,” Reader Input, Dec. 11). But, he’s not Jim Holmes or any of the other people ...

Reader Input: We can coexist with native wildlife

I read the article (“Bear suspected in Auburn sheep deaths,” Journal, Dec. 9) and was concerned about the difference in the information that your paper was giving, ap ...