Community Portrait: Busy gadfly Jimmy Wall makes Auburn a better place

Jimmy Wall, age 58, is officially an Auburn local, born in the old Highlands Hospital and living in the town he loves his entire life. Wall is a man about town, and he walks everyw ...

Tisdel takes leave of absence from Sierra

Sierra College head football coach, Jeff Tisdel, announced Wednesday he was taking a medical leave of absence and immediately stepping down from his coaching duties. Tisdel will co ...

Journal to discontinue Doonesbury strip

The Auburn Journal is no longer running the Doonesbury political cartoon by Garry Trudeau. A recent series of strips contained offensive language and content that the Journal deem ...

Where are the statesmen?

Here we go again! The right wing of the Republican Party seems to be “Departing Controlled Flight” in its ill-conceived attempt to disembowel FEMA by playing the same parlor ga ...

Let motorists exercise caution

Re: “Bicycle confrontations frighten,” (Reader Input, Sept. 23). Again, we see motorists’ arrogance. “We are subject to their lack of regard for safety.” I travel Baxter ...

Laws supplant anarchy

In response to Mr. (Tim) Murphy’s letter to the editor (Reader Input, Sept. 26). He has this whole thing backward. Until the French Revolution he could have lived this way. For t ...

‘Doonesbury’ offended reader

I wish to apprise you of my concerns regarding some of the Auburn Journal content, editorial and otherwise. My recent concern is the comic strip, “Doonesbury.” I have enclosed ...

Auburn transit driver takes busman’s holidays

Auburn resident Darren Klink, 39, answers a few questions on Wednesday morning about his job as a bus driver with Placer County Transit at the Placer County Transit office in Aubur ...

Dispense love and kindness each day

So, a school-wide lockdown at Placer because someone thought they saw a part of gun in a backpack of someone they couldn’t identify (Journal, Sept. 28)? Perhaps on the heels of t ...

Placer admits deputy’s fault in North Auburn patrol car crash

More than two years after a sheriff’s office patrol car crashed into the side of an SUV at a busy North Auburn intersection, Placer County is admitting the deputy was at fault. ...

From glee to glum: New costs could sink Placer High School musical

Four Elly Awards won by Placer High School’s musical “Into the Woods” this week provided some positive notes to growing concerns about funding next year’s show. A traditio ...

Region’s water under threat

Placer County has plenty of water and that’s creating increasing challenges to keep it, a Placer County Water Agency told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. The water agency is a ...

Nation’s Trust Fund is broke

It has been brought to my attention that many people are still not aware that the Social Security Trust Fund is broke! In fact, their really is no Social Security Trust Fund, per s ...

Driver safety class fun, useful

I attended a fun class recently. It was the AARP Driver Safety course. Our instructor, Rod Gross, an Auburn volunteer, made the class fun, invited questions and comments along the ...

How to save lots of money

After careful analysis I have come up with the conclusion the Super Committee could really save a lot of money. Here is my analysis. First, we don’t need leaders of the congress. ...