Opinion

Death row costs way too much

The crime victims’ compensation fund will soon be out of money. It helps victims of violent crime with medical bills and counselling. Families are helped with funeral expenses. ...

Stan Padilla an Auburn treasure

Saturday, Feb. 26, I attended an artist reception with Stan Padilla (Journal, Feb. 25). I remembered that about 20 years ago I attended a mosaic beading class held by Stan Padil ...

Debt creation must stop

Congress raised the federal debt ceiling (the amount of borrowing the federal government cannot exceed) on our national debt by almost $2 trillion just a little over a year ago. Th ...

Party needs to make good on promise

Good for the Colfax Tea Party Patriots gathering to study the Constitution. All Americans should read and understand the Constitution. We used to study that in school before civics ...

Our View: Driving is a right worth testing for

How do you tell your parent, grandparent or elderly loved one that it’s time to turn in their driver’s keys? Within the past few weeks the Auburn Journal has reported on two s ...

Our View: Is this the last we’ll see of Streetscape and redevelopment?

Use it or lose it … or the last waltz? As the city of Auburn spends its remaining redevelopment money on the second phase of the Streetscape project, building improvements and, ...

Veteran parade seeks helpers

The Auburn Veterans Day Parade Committee is commissioned to organize, finance and conduct the yearly event. Our committee is a coalition of civic-minded military veterans and non-v ...

Exercise your right to vote

It would be easy for voters in the 4th Assembly District to skip voting in the latest of what seems like never-ending special elections. But those voting by mail in the coming we ...

Do city business on local turf

Why are we spending money to travel to Washington D.C. (“Holmes critical of McClintock cuts,” Journal, Feb. 23)? If you go, you should pay for it out of your own pocket, not t ...

Spare a little more for health care

I’ve been living in Auburn and the surrounding area for the last 40 years. Back in the 1970s you could actually be seen and treated by a doctor in the emergency room at our local ...

Another View: Living in the material, 3D real world

Ah, yes, you saw George Lay and me on the front page of the Journal a couple of weeks ago (Feb. 9), mesmerized by fancy iPads and learning about the Adult School computer classes. ...

Hard to support the candidates

After reviewing the two major candidates for Assembly, I find myself very frustrated. I can’t support John Allard for Assembly for at least three reasons. 1) He has signed a no- ...

In 67 years you see crazy driving

Traveling northwest on Bell Road in North Auburn, with my left-turn signal blinking, I slowed down to make a left turn into my driveway. A glance in the rear-view showed a yellow ...

Curious about Mike O’Connor

I am a long-time resident of Lincoln. All four of my children have gone through school in the Lincoln school district. I am looking at the primary election coming up in March and ...

Review seniors’ licenses more often

After reading the front-page story about senior drivers (Journal, Feb. 25), I do want to comment. Even though I’m one of those senior drivers, I can see the reasons for checkin ...