Ruffalo: May we suggest that you ‘Ski Auburn’ or ‘Spa Auburn’?

The intent was to write about something else this Sunday, but the response I received from last Sunday’s column convinced me to add to it. Now, I may be a cult of one on this, bu ...

Stately Auburn residence poised for listing on National Register of Historic Places

A Civil War soldier, an adventurer in the strictest 19th century form of the word, and a wildly successful mine owner in Placer County, Col. Walter Scott Davis could be justly prou ...

Brown hastens US downfall

Conratulations to you, Charlie Brown, for your appointment to Obama’s homeland security council, Journal, Nov. 12. Obama’s support to you is a tribute to your loyalty to oppo ...

Cartoon does not amuse

Andy Lukkonen’s Veterans Day cartoon is despicable in its portrayal of Veterans for Peace and the peace dove as belligerents. It is grossly inaccurate, and the Auburn Journal kn ...

Applebee’s gave unselfishly

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Applebee’s on Bell Road for the unselfish gesture of providing meals to veterans on Veterans Day. The meal was wonderful, th ...

Fallen fighters overlooked

I was reading about the parade that I missed this morning because I have been ill. In the afternoon I drove to the cemeteries here in Auburn expecting to see flags on the graves of ...

Auburn showed great pride

I responded somewhat reluctantly to a recent invitation from John Knierim, a close friend and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Auburn, to ride on the lodge float in the Nov. 11 Vet ...

Veteran treasures medal and memories

Over 40 years ago when we came home, we didn’t come home to a thank you or any kind of caring and warm recognition. We came home to a country that was torn over the war itself, a ...

Trend of buying out contracts is just too costly

The Auburn Journal headline this week screamed, “Buyouts pay execs to leave.” The accompanying article by reporter Gus Thomson detailed how local elected officials handed out ...

Bail bondsman lights up the lives of many

Frank Calabretta just turned 70, but has no plans to slow down. As the owner of Frank Calabretta’s Bail House, he’s been helping citizens for over 35 years post a bail bond for ...

Smooth blacktop awaits drivers Downtown

Motorists will be cruising on fresh, smooth road this morning after a paving project shut down the Lincoln Way/High Street intersection Thursday. Cook Engineering crews spread 35 ...

A few dog owners spoil it for many

In baseball, three strikes and you’re out; in serious crime, three strikes and you’re out of society. On Friday, Nov. 6, a three-strike scenario was happening and careless dog ...

Pitbull ‘ban’ like racial profiling

The banning of pitbulls as suggested by Quintin Bohnet, (Reader Input, Nov. 5) and many others, is known in some circles as racial profiling. The politically correct among us wil ...

McClintock defends vote

In a Nov. 8 letter, James Shaw of Rocklin calls me an “extremist” because I was one of 18 members of the House who voted “against stopping Medicare premium increases.” Here ...

GOP should exhibit courage

Nancy Gibbs in her Nov. 9 Time Magazine essay writes, “Humility leaves room for complexity, honors honest dissent, welcomes the outlandish idea that sweeps past ideology and feed ...