Jim Ruffalo: Auburn’s entrepreneurs prevail in tough times

By now, most of us read the story in The Journal last week where Gov. Jerry Brown was singing the blues because just a month into the state budget, tax revenues are so far south th ...

Auburn company sees continued growth despite slow economy

An Auburn business is showing how a good idea can succeed even in a down economy. ioSafe, which produces fireproof and waterproof external hard drives, is seeing continued growth ...

Water agency directors at mercy of Placer supes in district remap

While Placer County supervisors will have final say on carving out new district boundaries as part of the redistricting process, elected officials from the Placer County Water Agen ...

Obama is a great man

Ginny and I believe our president, Barack Obama, is a great man who deserves to be our president for many reasons. He is smart, he is black, he is all-American, he believes in peac ...

Auburn bakery saves the day

Two days before my daughter’s wedding we had a “cake wreck” at midnight. In panic mode the following day we got on the phone and called multiple bakeries to see if they could ...

Rich, powerful write our laws

I’m asking all voters out there to do some in-depth research on an organization called the American Legislative Exchange Council. It’s made up of about 2,000 state legislators ...

Nation overtaken in bloodless coup

My name is John Albert Dummett, Jr. I am a registered Federal Election Commission candidate for president of the United States in 2012 on the Republican ticket. Article II, Section ...

She earned her stripes calling the shots

Sylvia Buschmann feels real comfortable in a gym, and she spends a lot of time wearing the black and white striped shirts that dominate her wardrobe. Buschmann is a sports official ...

Musical feeds the senses

Auburn is a wonderful place to live in. There is so much going on. (Last) Sunday afternoon at the Historic State Theater I went to see a musical called “Joseph and the Amazing Te ...

Don’t overlook Placer Hills

At first glance, I was pleased to see the Auburn Journal’s recent (Aug. 8) article about charter school options available to area families. Unfortunately, the Journal neglected t ...

McClintock had it right

In his letter to the editor (“In search of a credible leader,” Aug. 5), Jim Venneman attacks Congressman Tom McClintock for voting against the bill that, he says, “resolved t ...

Let Auburn draft a first-class charter

Big government has evolved to be an elected aristocracy that has more than just disillusioned us commoners. Symptoms of the disillusionment include: vast sums are appropriated for ...

Aspiring teen star rising to top of online charts

This week’s Fast Fridays will be featuring a fast rising local star, Madison Hudson. She will be singing the national anthem, signing pictures and debuting her single that has ...

Government sickens reader

I am sickened with our government. If I had a daughter that abused her credit card privilege by overspending in the thousands, I certainly wouldn’t reward her with a higher debit ...

Our president isn’t cutting it

If this had been a white man in the president’s seat, he would have been impeached by now. But because this just happens to be a black man, he won’t get impeached. Why? Because ...