Media Life: Guitar discovery pleases cowboy legend’s Auburn great-grandson

Sometimes things get lost and then get found again. And sometimes there’s a story there. Take a guitar that Hollister’s J.R. Guthrie had hanging on his wall since the early 1 ...

Anthem sung beautifully

Much to our surprise, after lunch and sitting down for an afternoon of ESPN2 NASCAR Nationwide series races in Elkhart Lake, Wisc., we were surprised with the enjoyment of a beauti ...

President a strong leader

We believe that our president is showing that he can truly lead. He is questioning the army general who has been unduly critical of him and he is calling him to task for that. Al ...

Bank too big to help little guy

Like many homeowners who bought at the top of the market or refinanced, my home is worth less than I owe. My spouse has not worked in nine months and we asked our lender for a tem ...

Bang the drums softly, please

I am a sacristan of St. Joseph Church on a daily basis. Last Saturday evening, a lot of people there were complaining to me about a loud drumming noise going on outside. I could t ...

Tough times mean crime’s on the rise

Unfortunately, burglaries are on the rise here in Auburn (Journal, June 23). On Monday morning, at 7, someone stole my son’s quad from our home here on Lilac Lane. After speakin ...

Supervisors OK $50K more for Ollar-Burris case

Placer County supervisors have invested another $50,000 for outside legal help in the civil court case against a former planning commissioner that alleges illegal lot splitting. S ...

Let Aceves lead state education

Let us hurry and elect retired superintendent Larry Aceves to California’s top education administrative post, superintendent of public instruction. The other candidate is a mere ...

Reader depicted Carly truthfully

In response to Joyce Soares (“Carly Fiorina does it again,” Reader Input, June 22). As a former Hewlett-Packard employee of over 27 years, I just want to say Joyce, you have b ...

Shelter dollars hard at work

Auburn Area Animal Rescue Foundation received a generous donation from a single individual which has provided adequate funding to allow us to hire a part-time shelter manager for a ...

Oil spill Obama’s ‘Katrina’

We hear again and again that the gulf oil spill may be Obama’s Katrina. When one views Obama’s flim-flam attempt to save the economy by throwing money at anything that moves, ...

Keep rotating Auburn’s public art

Art in the Central Square is for all the people. Therefore, the art must change, rotate and vary in shape, form, color, style, size and materials to satisfy all the people. No art ...

Catching up with homegrown talent

Within the last two weeks, Greg Denham, a two-year starter at quarterback for UC Davis, announced that he was stepping away from the game. Most who have followed the Aggies footbal ...

Life without parole cheaper

Response to Elizabeth Hart (“Request to the powers that be,” Reader Input, June 18). If you do not want to spend money on people who do terrible crimes, do not seek the death ...

Oil well ‘facts’ confuse reader

I was confused by the letter to the editor written by Barbara White of Lincoln titled “Off-shore oil wells needed,” (Journal, June 30). She states some facts that I find quite ...