Opinion

Ahother View: Auburn dysfunctional? — get some reality

Reading Michael Keeffe’s slamming Auburn (Reader Input, Feb. 11), I realized that the woeful distortion of Keeffe’s vision results from reading the Auburn Journal. No ...

Schools need ‘immunization’ from bully-induced trauma and rage

Dear Straight Talk, I’m sick of the cruel stereotyping these days. It’s especially bad for openly gay teens. My girlfriend and I are assumed to have sex constantly, w ...

Easing myself back into the fold after leaving church

I’ve mentioned before that I am Catholic. What I haven’t mentioned is that I walked away from my church back in the early ’70s. I married in the Catholic church ...

Media Life: Vets gain tombstones at Weimar TB graveyard

The recent PBS TV “American Experience” documentary provided a jaw-dropping look at tuberculosis, a disease that was one of the big nightmares of past generations. Pla ...

Reader input: Internet is the best innovation

There’s always a starting point, like a seed. And the one seed of technology with the most things emerging from it is the transistor. The transistor led to the microchip, and ...

Reader input: Slow down on Skyridge streets

A big thank-you to the Auburn police. I live on the south end of Auburn, known as the Skyridge area.  Us old guys like to walk the streets of the area for a little exercise in ...

Reader input: Meadow Vista Library gets rent-reduction offer

An article appeared in the Auburn Journal by Gus Thomson, after an interview with Mary George of Library Services (Meadow Vista Library targeted for closure, Journal, Jan. 15).&nbs ...

Reader Input: Wake up, Auburn; you cannot stay little

I see on the news today that the city fathers have continued to display their backward and incompetent management of the city’s business (“Costco terminates option on N ...

Reader Input: City should help or keep silent

Driving past the DeWitt Center on this beautiful spring-like day, there, once again, is the homeless encampment out on the sprawling green lawns. The piles of plastic bags are back ...

Reader Input: Efforts go on to save Clementine

Save Clementine American River Recreation (SCARR) would like to thank all in the community who are supporting our efforts to protect Lake Clementine Dam from the hydroelectric proj ...