What thanks did voters get?

To those who voted against Prop. 24 to repeal $1.5 billion in corporation tax breaks, I would like to ask “why?” Of course the idea was to create a friendlier environment for ...

Wal-Mart offers nothing new

Some people in Auburn want a Wal-Mart. Well, I don’t! Wal-Mart will kill small businesses in Auburn and put people out of jobs. The items that are in Wal-Mart are everything we ...

Wal-Mart prods competition

I think that we should have a Wal-Mart in Auburn because it would be convenient so people wouldn’t have to waste gas by going to Roseville. A Wal-Mart will be good because they h ...

Better rethink kiosk clutter

This is directed at the “plans” of the latest Leadership Auburn class for a touchscreen kiosk (Journal, Nov. 30). First of all, the building they are discussing putting this ...

Wife given superior care at Sutter

I have seen comments regarding Auburn Sutter Faith Hospital before. Read this carefully. Everyone needs to really know about our local facility. The evening of Oct. 31, I took my ...

Our View: Community lights up for the holidays

One of the first signs that the holidays are here – besides the display of Christmas decorations for sale in some stores as early as October – are lights. Typically over the ...

Community Portrait: Magical art assists children of Oaxaca

Marla Jensen and Sharon Frederick are sisters who grew up in the San Diego area before migrating north and settling in the Auburn area. Growing up, Jensen and Frederick made freq ...

Progressives ready slogan

As the year comes to an end I wish to thank those who have brought us ropes and chains instead of hope and change, those who saved or created jobs and those who have voided the inc ...

Deaf white dog harms no one

Re: “Elevated pitbull an unwelcome sight,” (Reader Input, Nov. 28). The dog peering over the fence is due to the steep grade of the hill. The dog is not “elevated onto a tab ...

Thank you for years of lights

In last Sunday’s paper (Nov. 28) I read about Mr. (Frank) Calabretta not putting up his lights on Atwood (Road) this year because of vandals and I was sad to hear that. I have ...

Possum-hacker displays ignorance

Re: Opossum hacking article, (Journal, Nov. 19): The world’s most available source of information was used by a young man to display his ignorance and incredible cruelty to a sp ...

Cut taxes for middle class

I’d like to ask Nilda Duffek, (Reader Input, Nov. 29), where are the jobs these “upper-income folks” were supposed to create with the huge tax cuts they’ve been getting for ...

Too late for pointing fingers

I’d like to present some facts in response to (Fred and Judy) Barth’s note (Reader Input, Nov. 16) with respect to Jerry Brown and the Democrats having done something bad to th ...

Show civility toward animals

I commend you, Elizabeth Sorensen, for your great letter concerning the death of the possum (Reader Input, Nov. 22). You are truly a champion for wildlife and nature. We should al ...

Does project lack adequate safety plan?

After reading several articles on the Baltimore Ravine housing project, it has occurred to me that one of the Union Pacific tracks was not mentioned. If I am correct, the eastbound ...