Mother’s smile still inspires

Dear Mom: I have a memory of you when I was 12. It was the summertime and I was painting signs for an upcoming swim meet. You were in the parking lot, probably waiting for one of ...

Sewers: What enters must exit

What goes into the sewer eventually ends up at the city of Colfax’s wastewater treatment plant. The treatment plant is a complex biological facility. In order to maintain a goo ...

Leave ‘Above All’ in oblivion

I see that there are some people that want the return of the “Above All” cartoons. I vigorously oppose that idea. The “Above All” cartoons frequently presented a far left, ...

Bohemia plans are just too big

The entrance to the Bohemia property from Canal Street was only one of many issues making this project inappropriate for the location. The fact that Mr. (Jim) Conkey gave in on t ...

Community members ‘dress up’ Auburn for Amgen

Auburn is sprucing itself up for the Amgen Tour of California. The cycling race will be passing through Auburn May 16, and community members are thrilled to host part of an event t ...

Motocross racer never forgotten

I was so sad to read about the passing of local motocross racing legend Danny “Magoo” Chandler on Tuesday (Journal, May 6). I saw him race only once when I was only 15 years ...

Graffiti is vandalism, not an artform

Graffiti is not art. Spray-painting someone else’s property is not art. The vandals are not artists. It is pure vandalism (Journal, May 5). My desk at work faces the windows loo ...

Lifelong memories reveal special mom

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me …” Psalm 23:4 Our phone rang late in the evening a few months back. I ...

Senior projects a good thing

As I’m sure you’re aware there has been an uproar of discussions whether senior projects should be removed from Del Oro High School. If this comes to pass, it will be a very sa ...

Energy vital to US security

The cap-and-trade energy bill is the next congressional battleground. I believe it’s being sold in the wrong way, to reduce man-made C02 emissions, in an effort to stall global ...

Award 2 types of diplomas

It is the goal of high school faculties to graduate as many pupils as possible. The system as it stands now has a big discrepancy in difficulty of the types of courses taken. Some ...

Put the flag in rightful pride of place

Ever since I read the May 5 letter to the editor about the American flag by the gentleman, Mr. (Lyle) Solomon, where the flag had been placed in obscurity Downtown, I totally agree ...

Looking behind the scenes: Expect bigger things of the Amgen Tour

Bomb-proofing the notebook while wondering how long will we have to depend mostly on good luck to prevent terrorists from blowing up part of our country. ... Meanwhile, while we ...

Classes come to expanded kids’ store

Owners of Me Gusta Baby unveiled their expanded store party with a kickoff pajama-theme storytime Friday. “We have taken over the former wine-tasting shop. Our new space includ ...

Services cut at Chapa De health clinic

Chapa De, a health care clinic specializing in services to Native Americans, has temporarily cut some programs. “We’ve been hit hard by the economic downturn like everyone el ...