Construction miffs new resident

My husband and I recently moved within Auburn’s city limits. Now I see on a daily basis the mid-town construction “folly” (and realize we’re paying taxes for this type of ...

Stimulus dollars hammer poor

Tahoe conservancies getting $175 million of stimulus money to buy land and restore habitat sounds wonderful, but try to understand where that money comes from. This is not “tax ...

Cat House earned a break

In 1994 I visited the Auburn Animal Shelter for the first time to replace a beloved pet. I returned in 1998 to start volunteering and found the same antiquated facility. Horri ...

California needs more dams

I agree with Mr. (A. Elton) Geist’s letter (Reader Input, Nov. 16) that water conservation is everyone’s job. When Sacramento forces water rationing on the people, and then wa ...

Health care stats slanted

Socialist Stan (Guido) should check his own “stats” before writing the Journal (Reader Input, Nov. 16). His health care stats are from our “friends” at the United Nations ...

Reader slams ‘carpetbagger’

I think it’s an amusing metaphor that Charlie Brown is moving on to bigger and better things in the Homeland Security Council while Auburn is stuck with a know-nothing carpetbagg ...

Baltimore Ravine plan sparks questions

With interest, I note there is a copy of the Baltimore Ravine Specific Plan, dated Oct. 5, 2009, on file at the Auburn Placer County Library. Auburnites should read this plan and ...

Our View: 49 Fire relief money must get to needy quickly

Relief is in sight for some 49 Fire victims, and it can’t come a moment too soon. Some 2-1/2 months after the devastating fire ravaged North Auburn neighborhoods, the community ...

Heroes lauded for bravery, good works

One carried a disabled, 89-year-old woman to safety out of a burning North Auburn home. Three others worked for hours to successfully talk a distraught Davis woman from jumping to ...

Roseville firm steps up to supply Silver Bend Way affordable housing

If a deal can be reached with Placer County, a Roseville affordable-housing developer could soon be building on a controversy-prone parcel off Silver Bend Way in Bowman. But a foe ...

Placer artists open studios to hundreds for annual weekend tour of discovery

Down a Penryn dirt road people don’t necessarily take, walking amid Steve Harrington’s sculptures, people were chuckling, pointing, smiling and even guffawing throughout the we ...

D.C. health care debate, concerns filter through Placer County communities

The national health care debate is also a passionate subject locally. For some Auburn-area residents opposed to plans now moving onto the U.S. Senate floor, it’s an issue that c ...
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