Vets deserve better benefits

After reading Tom McClintock’s press secretary’s explanation of why Tom did not support extension of unemployment benefits (Reader Input, Aug. 18), I understand why I’ve rece ...

Few collect big retirement

If I used the Auburn Journal’s recent articles on public employee pensions as my only news source, I would believe that most public employees get big pensions at the expense of t ...

Pensions should be redistributed

These high-level school pensions are uncalled for, (Journal, Aug. 18). How much do you need? While the schools are reducing services, their pensions are bankrupting the entire sys ...

Scapegoating educators wrong

We were saddened by the front page article in the Auburn Journal (Aug. 18), on the first day of school, no less, re: administrator pensions for educators in Placer County. I don ...

Our View: Let’s hear all the facts of rock-throwing incident first

Make an example out of them? Sentence them to community service? This rock-throwing case is somehow different because those accused were football players? Since three teenagers ...

Exchange brings Italy to Auburn

John and Julia Camillucci, 8 and 11, respectively, have never had an older sister, but for the next year they will. Ilaria Piredda is living with the Camilluccis through an exchan ...

Man, 67, accused of sex with child

Bail has been set at $2 million for a 67-year-old Placer County man charged with having sex with a child under 10. Jimmie Eugene Steele was arrested last week by Placer County she ...

Aeolia Heights protects itself from fire

Resident Fred Merriam works to remove low limbs in Saturday’s Aeolia Heights Project Canyon Safe effort. The clearing was part of an ongoing brush-removal effort that started in ...

Emotions high as I-80 rock, barricade-tossing case back in court

Emotions ran high outside a North Auburn courtroom Wednesday as injured victim Jose Palomera called on legal authorities to “send a message” to young people who throw debris of ...

Poor choice of front-page pic

I am writing concerning this Sunday’s (Aug. 15) paper. As soon as I opened the paper up, I see a picture of Mr. (Charles) Burghy on the ground being arrested with a headline of ...

After 60 years, off to see Korea

Your recent article (Aug. 8) featuring Ken Henley and his trip to Korea was very interesting. When I was 15 my brother, Gordon, joined the army and went off to Korea. I was very ...

Raise hand if you know

Would someone please explain to me why, when the government — federal and state — has overspent and we have a huge deficit at both levels ... why is it that the average America ...

These schools also shine

On Aug. 17, the Auburn Journal reported 2010 STAR test results for several area schools. Unfortunately, test results for Sierra Hills School (SHS) and Weimar Hills School (WHS) we ...

Town provides cash to Peer Court

Loomis stands alone among Placer County communities as a proponent of Peer Court. The Loomis Town Council voted during their Aug. 10 meeting to contribute $7,500 to the cause of k ...

Didn’t 49 Fire teach Auburn a lesson?

As I drove up Highway 49 this weekend, all I could do was shake my head. What made me shake my head, you ask? The 6-foot-high growth of weeds and brush present in every lot and fi ...