Firefighters hone skills in extrication-training exercise

An overturned school bus resting atop two cars could be a horrific scene for first-responders, but thankfully the scene Tuesday night was a training exercise. Firefighters from Au ...

Community dinner to include celebration service

The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will come with an extra helping of thanks this year. Local churches are teaming up for a celebration service from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. at t ...

Price of your pit stop is falling

Prices at the pump are dropping. A gallon of gas costs about 10 cents less than it did a couple of weeks ago. According to AAA, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is belo ...

Placer County is little-known buffalo country

Jed Hammon’s home is where the buffalo roam. And that home happens to be on a hillside spread in Placer County, between Auburn and Lincoln. The sound of thundering buffalo hoov ...

Reader seeks smarter letters

I have lived in many other cities and subscribed to many local papers, and I am certain that none other than the Auburn Journal would ever have published such foolish and spiteful ...

School district punishes many

I am very concerned about the plans of the Auburn Union School District to “punish” Auburn schools for their mismanagement. The district plans to raise primary class sizes to ...

Parade did Auburn proud

As a Vietnam veteran I have to admit that I still have many mixed emotions from that era and the treatment that was rendered to me and my fellow Viet vets. That is (I hope) in the ...

What happened to ‘Buy American’?

What is the real reason for high unemployment and disappearance of jobs? One has to wonder if the rise in our unemployment rate has more to do with our manufacturing going to othe ...

Auburn City Fire staff tackle more, upgrade skills

As one of our local well known columnists puts it, “glancing through the notebook.” I, too, was “glancing,” but through my note pad. It seems that it has been a couple of ...

Retire young on somebody else’s dime and double-dip, too

Taking the lump of coal out of the notebook while wondering if Santa Claus Inc. has received its governmental bailout yet ... While we’re at it, the gifts that seem to keep on g ...