Travelling this weekend? Expect company

Travelers taking to the highways over the holiday weekend can expect a lot of company, roadwork delays and high law enforcement visibility. AAA of Northern California estimates a ...

Let’s fine tune new DUI law

Re: “DUI law among those taking effect this week,” (Journal, July 1). What a joke! Beginning July 1, if you are a first-time offender or are a repeat offender, you will need ...

Big box denial appreciated

I would like to publicly thank Mr. Chuck Rydell, member of the Auburn Municipal Council, on behalf of many residents living near the planned Bohemia Retail Project (Journal, June ...

Unleashed dogs a trail nuisance

Last week, two of my friends and I were walking on the Quarry Trail in the Auburn Confluence when four unleashed, barking dogs rushed toward us. Upon our screaming, the two women ...

Clementine must stay open

I believe that Lake Clementine should be kept open. It provides an excellent place for small boat owners and kayakers to take their craft. The big boat owners already have Folsom ...

Reader: Baltimore Ravine not worth it

I only wish I could obtain the required signatures to put the Baltimore Ravine (commercial/residential) project on the ballot. Even though homes and commercial sites in Auburn are ...

Our View: Ollar Burris case wasting taxpayer money

Placer County has spent way too much time and energy seeking to punish former Planning Commissioner Michelle Ollar Burris. After two-and-a-half years of investigation, and hundre ...

Local mom sends ‘a little touch of home’ to soldiers

Dee Rein is the group leader of Operation: MOM in Placer County. The local chapter of the nation-wide organization sends 100 packages every month to soldiers serving overseas. Q: ...

In bluebird circles, he’s a major housing developer

Ninety-three-year-old Ron Brown sits in his breezeway on a hot afternoon in his green workman clothes. He walks with a cane just recently but gets around fine, and is hard at work ...

Could Lake Tahoe’s Amgen bike race bid wash Auburn’s away?

Lake Tahoe is making a bold move for both the first and second legs of next May’s Amgen Tour of California. And that puts a big question mark on whether Auburn will be along for ...

Protect pets on noisy day

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, dog and cat owners need to get ready to protect their pets from all the loud fireworks noise. Every year at this time, many dogs and c ...

Send postcard to president

This looks like a good idea to me. An Orange County group has initiated a postcard campaign to President Obama. What do you think? Want to join in? If you would like to partic ...

Big box pushed by the selfish

I recently had a conversation with a resident of the North Auburn area who stated that he only wants the “big box” stores in the Auburn area for their savings so he would not h ...

City must attract, reward top talent

I appreciate the recent public official salary scrutiny, something that clearly comes with the job (Journal, June 30). At first glance, there seems to be some inflated packages do ...

Another View: Multiply the power of ‘Think Auburn First’

A humorist once quipped that an optimist is “a man who gets married at 85 and then buys a house near a school.” That’s the power of positive thinking! In our topsy-turvy wor ...