Florist’s service goes beyond

Upon arriving at my sister’s memorial service, I noticed that the azalea tree and baby roses that had been ordered had not arrived. I called Lisa at Auburn Blooms to let her kno ...

Let the colorful umbrellas stay

How nice Streetscape No. 1 is looking good. It’s fantastic that Tango Frozen Yogurt has added some color with the “tango orange” umbrellas in front of their store. Everyone I ...

Bus stops need trash cans

Placer County and the city of Auburn may want to install trash receptacles at all of the major bus stops that have a covered waiting area. Without one, the immediate area around e ...

Free fun events deserve crowds

A friend and I went to two events last night (Wednesday, June 23), the one from 6 to 9 p.m. on High Street in Downtown and the movie put on in Old Town Auburn from 9 to 11 p.m. Th ...

Reader: Flood county with discontent

Here we go again. Top county employees get overpaid (Journal, June 23). A couple of them make more than the governor. This is a scam! While laying off average workers, these people ...

Impact report ready for residents

Auburn residents now have a chance to learn and comment about the possible 725-home development in Baltimore Ravine. The four-pound environmental impact report addresses concerns ...

President good at photo ops

After reading the letter from Bob and Ginny Mock praising the president’s actions concerning the gulf oil disaster (Reader Input, June 23), I felt the urge to respond. The presi ...

Mixed messages emerge from Placer County's latest lot-split lawuit spending

Is the county losing its resolve in a high-profile lawsuit that alleges illegal lot-splitting activity? It depends on which side of the legal fence you talk to. Attorneys for bot ...

Looking behind the Scenes: State: Take a hint from Auburn’s thrifty ways

Asking the caddy for the proper page from my notebook while finally realizing that during the BP oil spill mess, President Obama has made more trips to the golf course than to the ...

Sierra College trustee in serious condition after car crash

Sierra College Trustee Elaine Rowen Reynoso is in serious condition after a car crash Sunday. According to the Associated Press, Rowen Reynoso, her husband former state Supreme C ...

Martial arts center moves to the next level

The move into a larger facility this month represents another step in a journey that started in childhood for Ron and Dave Joslin. The Joslins unveiled their new Martial Arts Cente ...

Exit Afghan war immediately

Does any intelligent person out there honestly believe that when we finally exit the Afghan cesspool we will leave anything behind other than an ignorant, illiterate, fanatical, op ...

Return reason to government

How could this be … incompetent amateurs and mismanagement of funds from the government that is going to turn our economy around with millions of new jobs, free ourselves from ou ...

49 Fire field weed-choked

I am one of the lucky homeowners who didn’t lose my home in the 49 Fire last August. As I look over the field next to our Northpark subdivision, I see weeds that are now taller ...

Big bucks to be had in public sector

Why is it that Kirk Uhler and the gang don’t object to these wages (Journal, June 23)? Because other public employees are telling other public employees how much they’re worth! ...