Off the court with Del Oro tennis player Erin Becker

School: Del Oro Year: Junior Sport: Tennis, basketball Notable Undertakings: Played AAU basketball; played varsity basketball as a sophomore Accomplishments: Won so ...

Chip-seal costly for road users

I would like to add another story to the ever increasing saga of “chip-sealing” our roads (Journal, Sept. 21). I live in Foresthill (Todd Valley) that has also just had our ro ...

Fund security, not etched tiles

In reference to Margareta Swann’s letter in the Sept. 27 Journal, there seems to be more mischief/vandalism taking place Downtown than most of us are aware. To the City Council: ...

Assign teen to public service

It is incredible and appalling that an Eagle Scout, a boy “highly active in a variety of sports,” who “participates in community service programs with his church,” would, w ...

Developer bond would address costs

Much of the concern about the Baltimore Ravine development revolves around the additional costs to the City of Auburn. Additional demands on the city’s infrastructure are a certa ...

Control ball flight by laws of physics

Ball Flight Laws - Do you have a persistent slice or hook and don’t know how to correct it? Do you hit a straight ball and ask “what did I do right that time?” If so, then un ...

Jim Ruffalo: Use of deadly force traumatic for law enforcement

It would be nearly impossible, and also rather presumptuous of me, to try to get inside the mind Gregory Ray DeFord. He’s the Weimar man who was the suspect in two recent Auburn ...

5 fight for 2 Sierra College Board seats

The Sierra College board of trustees has four of its seven seats open this election. Of the four seats open, two are contested: District 1, consisting of Western Placer Unified Sch ...

Don’t build on nature’s doorstep

This proposed development on Highway 49 (Bohemia retail project) will bring jobs, but it will also bring more traffic. With more population you have more problems, a very simple t ...

Jimmy Wall kept Funk Box rollin’

Great articles about the Funk Box Derby! It’s too bad Jimmy Wall wasn’t mentioned more than in the article featuring him (Journal, Sept. 17). I believe if Jimmy hadn’t tri ...

Attribute blame accurately

My name is not John, but I want to answer just one of Kim Bryant’s questions (Reader Input, Sept. 22) which was: “Please tell us, John, exactly how did our elected leaders crea ...

Real Americans uphold peace

Regarding the 9/11 demonstrations at the Gold Country Fair: It was so refreshing to see a picture of Americans upholding the true values of peace and tolerance in the wake of all ...

Honor and dignity nowhere to be seen

I join Joan Anderson, “Ainsleigh diatribe unprofessional” (Reader Input, Sept. 17), in her assessment of Gordon Ainsleigh and his absolutely deplorable behavior toward a fellow ...

Our View: $8,000 engraving project frivolous

What could $8,000 pay for? Ask someone struggling in this economy and they could probably rattle off a list of necessities they can barely afford. But ask some Auburn City Coun ...

Program offers healing to ‘Forgotten Soldiers’

A program that will soon be celebrating its first anniversary offers local veterans a chance to repair their bodies, minds and souls. The Forgotten Soldier Program is offered thr ...