Gas prices burn deeper hole in wallet

Usually gas prices decline in the fall after the summer vacation rush. But not this year. The average price of a gallon has climbed 8 cents in the past month, according to AAA of N ...

GOP the lesser of two evils

Herb Tanimoto (Reader Input, Nov. 18), seems not able to read well, based on his response to my letter of Nov. 16. My letter had two observations: first that the Democratic Party ...

Wal-Mart a town-spoiler

Anyone who thinks that a Wal-Mart would be good for Auburn should see the DVD, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” It really opened my eyes, showing small town after small ...

Writer hunting for scapegoats

In response to Knight Wagner’s assault on public workers, especially firemen and police (Reader Input, Nov. 17). These are working people. Mr. Wagner thinks these people get pa ...

Firefighters show guts

Mr. (Knight) Wagner, you probably don’t have the guts to be a fireman or policeman (Reader Input, Nov. 17). I was a fireman for Los Angeles City for 21 years. The reason we all ...

Auburn schools funding in crisis still

Even though Measure L didn’t reach the two-thirds super-majority needed to pass, I want to thank the residents of Auburn for giving serious consideration to this local proposal a ...

Our View: Playoff fever, catch it, while CIF takes gate

Tonight three local football teams take their communities’ pride onto the field during the second round of the playoffs. At LeFebvre Stadium in Auburn, Placer hosts Oakdale in a ...

Templeton serves feast of diner nostalgia

It’s not a big space, L-shaped and maybe 8-by-12-feet, not much bigger than a modern kitchen. But when she’s there and working, it’s her domain, she’s in charge, and she m ...

Auburn DMV a bastion of calm

I recently renewed my driver’s license with Auburn (branch) DMV. I was impressed by the attitude and service the employees provided. I felt at ease and my nervousness was def ...

Fat cats may deserve thanks

I need to respond to Robert Wahl (Reader Input, Nov. 16) who seems to have things turned around in his view of bailing out “fat cats” during the banking crisis. Robert has for ...