Tip of the health care iceberg

Wendell Potter, a former CIGNA executive, recently testified before the Senate. CIGNA is just the tip of the health insurance iceberg with their exorbitant grab of health dollars. ...

Do political checks and balances include check-kiting?

Trying to remember where the notebook is while wondering if the items on the laptops of those two wandering pilots just happened to be flight attendants ... And another “lapse ...

Dog indecision is not progress

After reading Kevin Hanley’s column regarding the long wait for the decision on the fate of the four pitbulls, I realize how much times and ideas have changed. Some call it progr ...

Pitbulls used as scapegoats

The pitbull incident in Auburn reminds us all dogs can be dangerous if allowed to run in packs. Most large dogs running in large numbers behave differently and this doesn’t apply ...

‘Shop Auburn,’ may it R.I.P.

I was just in Downtown Auburn and appalled at what I saw. Whose bright idea was it to start a major construction project during a recession? Those stores Downtown are barely hold ...

Pay cut imperils public safety

If the last, best and final offer presented to the firefighters is to downsize manpower, and ask them to take a 12 percent loss in pay and benefits, then public safety for the citi ...

Amgen Tour should pedal Auburn’s way

Come May, cycling’s biggest names will pedal out of Nevada City in the first stage of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. Auburn should be included in the race. The greater Aubur ...

Planner has endurance, as rider and grad student

“We focus on policies and programs in the general plan as well as natural resource planning. I’m part of the team currently working on the Placer County Conservation Plan,” J ...

Judge hands down 7-year sentence in Auburn rape case

A 24-year-old Sacramento man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and eight months for raping a female acquaintance who gave him a ride to Auburn in May. Shirfraz Ali received th ...

Democrats guilty as well

Jim Beall Sr.’s “Blame the GOP” letter (Reader Input, Oct. 21) requires some clarification. Somehow he missed the sequence of events that have occurred the last three years ...

Time to let elected govern

On Sunday, Oct. 25, while driving down Highway 49 from Grass Valley to Auburn, I had to stop and remove three “Obama Sucks” signs from their postings on the public highway. The ...

Take care with flu vaccine

On a recent CBS News graphic of the actual cases of H1N1, it showed that not only are most cases of suspected flu-like illnesses not H1N1 influenza, they’re not influenza at all, ...

Community Fest a welcome treat

Thanks, Auburn Journal, all other sponsors and organizers for another great day at the Auburn Community Festival. It remains a favorite Auburn activity for my family, regardless ...

Let tourists put out our fires

The city of Auburn needs to get its priorities straight. They are pouring money down a rat hole and calling it Streetscape while cutting the pay of the firefighters. Do they reall ...

Reverse Auburn firefighters’ pay cut

So now the city of Auburn is going to cut the pay and benefits for our local firefighters. Gee … thank you for not caring about me and all the other citizens of Auburn. If we rea ...