Department of Education must go

Grant Shaw’s letter (Nov. 7) giving the history that caused the housing meltdown and the recession was very accurate. Of course this is not stated in the mainstream media which a ...

Police ID accidental shooting victim

A man who accidentally shot himself Thursday while riding as a passenger on Interstate-80 has been identified as 49-year-old David Willoughby of Willits, Calif. Willoughby and a fr ...

Electioneering blamed for sending second Auburn Capitol Corridor train off track

Jim Holmes is stepping down as chairman of the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority board happy with on-time performance of trains but still seeking a second round trip for the ...

ARD strives to improve, serve

For a variety of reasons the past few months have proven to be quite a trying time. I am extremely thankful for all the support I have received — both on a personal and on a poli ...

Grateful for Auburn schools

In response to James McKesson’s letter (Reader Input, Nov. 7), here is what my child received from Auburn public schools: She is offered a class for all core subjects whether sh ...

Veterans are society’s core

Congratulations to the city of Auburn, the Veterans Day parade organizers and participants. What a great parade. It says a lot about our community in our honoring, showing respect ...

Veterans Day event first-rate

I personally wish to thank all who put together the 2010 Veterans Day parade and ceremony. A special honoring of the Korean War vets was very appropriate. “They are not forgotte ...

Let Auburn have its Wal-Mart

Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community is at it again (Journal, Nov. 5). Another cost for city and taxpayers, themselves included. Dumb, huh? They bought property nex ...

Local office supply lands major contract

A local family-owned office supply has captured a multi-million dollar sales contract. Walker’s Office Supplies on Grass Valley Highway is part of a nation-wide $500 million con ...

Ruffalo: Could the water be affecting City Council?

As is probably the case with many of you gentle readers, I’m starting to wonder if some mind-altering drug has been slipped into the drinking water over at Auburn’s City Hall. ...

Hillmen settle in for playoffs

Another chapter in Placer High’s storied football history will unfold tonight at Le Febvre Stadium. The Hillmen host Woodland to open the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs as they ho ...

Stay and see state prosper

I’m sorry that Dave Imgrund feels he should move to Texas (Reader Input, Nov. 5). I think that he should stick around to see what Jerry Brown and Democrats can do. It just may be ...

Auburn good, getting better

On behalf of my energetic re-election committee, I want to thank the Auburn voters for their support. As I walked and talked to residents in every neighborhood, I was always treat ...

Go easy on Dr. Kirby

Let’s give Bill Kirby some slack for startling the City Council meeting last Monday night (Journal, Nov. 10). Hey, here’s hale and hearty and gruff Bill, disabled post-sur ...

Want cheese with the whine?

In regard to Placer playing in the D-III football playoffs and possibly playing schools with 400 more students, give or take. I wouldn’t worry about it, you can beat them. Colfa ...