Taxpayers don’t foot dam cost

A recent letter writer completely misunderstands Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s position on financing the Auburn dam (Reader Input, Feb. 24). As chairman of the House Water and ...

Gaines made him vote Dem

As a staunch Republican, I held my nose as I voted for Ted Gaines when he ran for re-election as he was running for two seats at the same time. As I got into my car to go to the p ...

AT&T violates neighbor policy

AT&T is the only cell phone company that has ever had a cell tower installation appealed to the City Council. Every other cell company provides service to their Auburn customers w ...

Surprise guest attends concert

The audience at Placer’s Spring Music Concert enjoyed a surprise appearance by Ola Murchison, Placer alumnus of 1955 and member of Placer’s Hall of Fame. Besides his achieveme ...

Pet costs come out of grocery money

There have been many sad animal stories lately (Journal, March 15). For myself, I am very thankful for Medicare, but what about my dog? He went out the window of my car a while ba ...

Timely snowstorms have made this a season to remember for Tahoe resorts

In the advertising world, identifying the appropriate product and developing a marketing scheme behind it is standard procedure.In some respects, ski resorts are like any other bus ...

Take pity on the little birds

Responding to “Rescue group’s heart is the in wild” by Bridget Jones (Journal, Feb. 20), while many loving volunteers at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue take care of, rehabilita ...

Jeff Bielar doing well in Wales

There was recently an obituary in the Auburn Journal for a Jeffrey Beeler. My condolences go to his family and friends, but my name is very similar to his. So to those who knew a ...

How to make California safe

We are saddened by the devastation in Japan but we should look at the bright side. We got the wake-up call that nuclear power is not perfect and an accident may cause the loss of l ...

Standard harms young minds

Re: “Young learners face high expectations,” (Journal, March 14): As a developmentally trained teacher, with a brain-based philosophy of teaching, I am appalled at the current ...