Petroglyphs might be graffiti

It was an interesting article in the Auburn Journal about Native American petroglyphs (Journal, July 17). Maybe they are really just graffiti created by the teenagers of their day. ...

Responsible dredging does no harm

The mercury study that was used to extrapolate the theories about suction dredging was seriously flawed (Journal, July 18). The methodology was the same as if one were to count fli ...

Auburn all-stars’ run ends in Rio Linda

The Auburn Little League softball major division all-stars battled for three wins in the elimination bracket, before getting knocked out of the Division 2 Tournament Saturday night ...

Behind the Signature

SETH KING Lives in: Auburn, born 1981 at Auburn Faith. He’s “come and gone many times.” Jobs: After graduating Placer High in 1999, King traveled Europe 16 months and eventu ...

DMV subjects reader to fiasco

To those who think that government can run business better than private industry, consider the recent California DMV fiasco: While it was being decided if added taxes would remain ...

Time to speak up

I have been a California-born American all of my life. I remember hiding under my desk during the Cuban missile crisis. I remember my friends who didn’t come back from an ill-con ...

Music good; return sleeve

We have been attending the concerts at the library for many years. The music is always first-quality and the sound is great. It is nice to see people, young and old, enjoying the c ...

Ted and Beth: Thanks for nothing, again

I take great exception to the bragging done by Republican politicians in our state about their no-compromise-under-any-circumstance stand on the state budget and taxes. Not only di ...

Time to think about clean-up

In response to Rocky Warren’s letter, “Let’s start with a clean slate,” (Reader Input, June 28): I can’t recall when I’ve read a Journal letter that has not been, for t ...

Increase return on tax dollars

My position on fiscal responsibility in government is that our representatives should increase the return (in goods and services) of the tax dollars received. I propose a return ra ...

Dems exempt from own chaos

Who can you believe? One side says that we will have a financial armageddon if we don’t raise the debt ceiling. Scare tactics abound from the Democrats. Republicans insist on spe ...

Institute higher taxes for all

The votes are in and it is time to raise taxes on all Americans. President (Barack) Obama claims 80 percent of the public supports Democrats’ demand for tax increases. “The Ame ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

Ruffalo: Rural firefighting fee just latest taxpayer thugging

There’s a dreary axiom we political junkies know by heart. You know, the one about people love to eat sausages but really shouldn’t watch them being made. Well, judging by the ...

Gov signs bill to teach gay history

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state in the nation to add lessons about gays and lesbians to social studies classes in public sc ...