Behind the Signature: Jim Bennett

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Lives in: Auburn. “Came here in 1988 to be normal folk again.” Job: “White-haired, silver-tongued retiree. Gradua ...

Resident offers budget savings

A couple of years ago, it was necessary to use the emergency services of the city of Lincoln. I called 911 and got an immediate response. Great service. However, when the first res ...

Thanks on behalf of pets

A long overdue and heartfelt “thank you” to June Francis, owner and operator of The Second Act, a consignment store at 251 Elm Ave., Auburn. This hard-working and compassionat ...

Wal-Mart an Auburn win-win

I just wanted to voice my opinion over Wal-Mart coming to Auburn. I think allowing Wal-Mart to build a store in Auburn would be a win-win situation for everyone. It will bring empl ...

Keep the gift of life in Auburn

Sutter has announced the closure of its Family Birth Center in Auburn, citing multiple reasons (Journal, May 3). It is a sad direction that our small community-based hospitals ar ...

All things skateboarding come to Newcastle

When Calvin Moman saw his son Jacob’s developing interest in skateboarding, he decided to get involved in the sport, too. So he started a skate team. When that proved to be a su ...

Jim Ruffalo: Placer County may have pleasure of helping fund that new arena

Selling off the pages of the notebook while trying to raise enough money for a gallon of gasoline ... And as long as we’re discussing attacks on our wallets, consider the Sacram ...

Wal-Mart’s not the good guy

I urge citizens of Auburn not to trust Wal-Mart’s opinion of them benefiting the Auburn community. Yes, they clearly donate to local food organizations, but that is about where ...

Big oil makes reader sick

Like most people who are struggling to make ends meet, I’m sickened by how often and how much that the big oil and gas people are crying for more and more breaks, money. They’ ...

Canal fix calls for an expert

Does anyone at Placer County Water Agency remember that C.C. Myers finished the collapsed Santa Monica freeway in 1994 in 74 days instead of the 140 days CalTrans allowed, and the ...

Let us rally in support of birth center

I was greatly saddened and slightly appalled to read of the impending closure of the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Family Birthing Center (Journal, May 3). For over 45 years this f ...

Community Portrait: Artists’ group effort a sum of multiple ideas

What happens when 18 creative artists get together and pour their artistic energy into a group project thriving on each other’s creative ideas? You get an incredible piece of a ...

Placer County regional wastewater decision will have to wait

Placer County supervisors want more answers on a $92 million regional wastewater solution that would pipe sewage from Auburn and North Auburn to Lincoln. The city of Lincoln provi ...

Man scales new Foresthill Bridge fencing to leap to his death

A man climbed over new, higher fencing on the Foresthill Bridge and leaped to his death Wednesday morning. The bridge is currently undergoing a $74.4 million seismic retrofit and ...

Consume less to nurture Earth

It is estimated that if the whole world were consuming as much as the wealthy countries are consuming, we would have to use up five Earths. To increase the world’s sustainabili ...