Another View: Community plan goes up for review

In August 2008, the Placer County Board of Supervisors directed the Planning Department to review the then 19 year-old, Granite Bay Community Plan to see if modifications were need ...

Auburn Marine comes home to where the heart is

The war in Afghanistan has ended for now for U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Tim Bergenstock of Auburn. He flew back to California last week and was reunited with his family after serving ...

Trains rattle the windows

Re: “New train in Auburn?”(Journal, Oct. 19) I live in Auburn next to the train tracks, and I think that we should not get another train. I only say that because it is really a ...

Be supervisors, not Santa Claus

Who in the hell do they think they are? Revenue sharing be damned! It’s the same song being sung at the Federal level. We know best how your monies should be spent and of course ...

Are the Mocks for real?

Regarding (Bob and Ginny) Mocks’ letter in Sunday’s Journal expressing how happy they are with the Obama presidency, all I can say is: Are you kidding me? Karen Koehler, Auburn ...

Guns are really for the good guys

Response to “Open carry ban took too long,” (Journal, Oct. 23) A letter to the editor by Miguel Moreno, a student here in Auburn, (shows he) was raised to believe that to use y ...

17-year-old suspected of DUI in Applegate crash that killed 3

Three men were killed and the juvenile driver is behind bars on suspicion of drunken driving after a car left an Applegate road and hit a tree late Thursday, the California Highway ...

Inmate offers ways to improve

I’m currently an inmate at PCSO, and therefore have a pointed interest in the new laws effective Oct. 1 and any subsequent proposed changes in sentencing. In 2007 I was a student ...

Ghosts at home in Auburn

About the ghost stories at Utopia Tattoos and Piercings in Auburn, (Journal, Oct. 18). I believe in the paranormal, as well, because I encountered a ghost while I was on a walk on ...

Distribution goes awry

News flash N.Y.C.: Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with p ...

Support high school teams

(Today) is the big game, Colfax at Placer. A real battle is predicted. Since I taught for 21 years at Placer, and the last three years of my career at Colfax, I wish both teams wel ...

Longtime editor Rothe will be missed

It was sad to see Deric Rothe leave the Auburn Journal/Gold Country Media. Under Deric’s leadership the Gold Country papers became top-notched, first class community newspapers. ...

Behind the Signature: Kathy King

A visit with the Journal’s frequent letter contributors. Kathy King Lives in: Bowman, “since 1977, when it was a little bit more rural.” King grew up in San Jose “when it ...

Hunting just plain wrong

Re: “Modern hunting morbid, unfair,” (Reader Input, Oct. 11). I don’t just think hunting that way is unfair, I think hunting an animal is just not right. I don’t think the ...

Let us defend ourselves

Re: “Gunfire outside Stockton burger stand kills one,” (Journal, Oct. 11). The shooting that happened in Stockton at a burger stand was ironic. If people could have guns in pub ...