Michigan Bluff’s ancient ‘weather tree’ toppled by winds

Michigan Bluff’s ancient oak – believed to be 900 years old or more – has been toppled. The massive tree, which spread out over long-time residents Bob and Barbara Phillips ...

Students should hear of creation

Whether or not intelligent design is true, creation should be taught alongside evolution in schools, not to satisfy a religious belief, but rather because the open-minded pursuit o ...

Save a pet this holiday season

To those readers who watched the heartwarming Hallmark TV movie “A Dog Named Christmas” Sunday, Nov. 29, I would like to direct your attention to the many dogs locally that nee ...

Sing ‘Hallelujah’ with symphony

The Auburn Symphony wishes to thank our generous sponsors of our “Swing for the Symphony” dinner, dance and casino night last weekend. We are thankful for the support of Pat ...

County workers fund pensions

As a former employee of Placer County who retired “early” after only 37 years of service, I feel obligated to respond to Jim Ruffalo’s Perspectives column of Nov. 22. In hi ...

Double-stacks not so great for Auburn

The “Freight route expands” article in the Nov. 29 Journal was quite a surprise to us. Wow, Auburn must be very lucky to have been made part of the Union Pacific Railroad doubl ...

Let legislators hear from you

As a C.R.U.M. (California Republican, unemployed moderate), with a non-partisan observation, there are current governmental issues that don’t make sense. According to our Const ...

Rush doesn’t speak for all

Many of my friends are “Ditto Heads,” Rush Limbaugh listeners. They are well-meaning Americans concerned with our national problems. Rush does have some good points. “Oops. ...

Feds unable to run health care

For the past year the Democrats and RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) have been attempting to pass legislation nationalizing health care/health insurance giving control to unelected ...

Adopt thrifty ways and reap benefits

Here are a few ways to cut costs for businesses and homes. Why do restaurants always place a glass of water on the table? Save water and costs – wait until the customer asks. ...