Customers like Raley’s, Bel-Air

Raley’s and Bel-Air had a technical issue and charged customers double the amount of their total (Journal, Nov. 9). People were upset because they had to pay bills and this is a ...

Congress dug a deeper hole

Not surprisingly, the hyped supercommittee was a failure from its inception. This disgraceful, half-hearted attempt to bridge the artificially inspired political gap between the Re ...

‘We the people’ are to blame

In the matter of this country’s dire economic problems, the Congress has failed twice. How can the members of Congress, that body that views the word “compromise” as an epith ...

Debt numbers are frightening

Some people like the (Bob and Ginny) Mocks who recently wrote in support of (Barack) Obama just do not understand that the leadership provided by the president has very nearly bank ...

Racial slur at game not what we’re about

I’m not inclined, as some of the bloggers on the Auburn Journal’s website are, to debate a kid’s free speech rights to call someone from a visiting team the “n” word. Tha ...

Occupiers observe holiday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most Americans spent Thanksgiving snug inside homes with families and football. Others used the holiday to give thanks alongside strangers at outdoor Occupy ...

Things get cheeky on the serving line

E. Ken Tokutomi, Salvation Army of Auburn board chairman, said 200 volunteers prepared 1,400 free meals and transported 300 dinners to those who couldn’t make it in person the Sa ...

Key Club’s litter clean-up a help

I want to thank the Del Oro High School Key Club for cleaning the litter off the streets of our town (Loomis) on Saturday, Nov. 12. They picked up 33 bags of litter, which equals r ...

Mom touched by kindness

I went to the Loomis Post Office to mail a package to Fort Bragg, N.C., so it will be there to greet my son, Bobby, when he comes home from Iraq. While I was getting ready to pay ...

Blind grateful to Host Lion’s Club

The Center for visually Impaired Adults in Placer County (CVIA) wants to thank the Auburn Host Lion’s Club for providing transportation and aid to 18 of our group on our recent f ...

US veterans give their all

I read with interest Mr. Don Hulse’s letter of Nov. 21, “Casualties of war not mere statistics.” I couldn’t agree more. Many combat veterans become casualties years later w ...

God belongs in Thanksgiving, nation

In reply to those who have shared their doubts that America was born of God and established by Christian principles by God: Benjamin Franklin is best known for his inventions. But ...

GOP literate, knows history

It is my privilege to correct Charles Wallen (Reader Input, Nov. 18, “GOP has turned anti-intellectual.”) “W” was an avid reader, contrary to what Wallen says. He and Condi ...

Feral felines hardly jolly

Re: Journal article by Gus Thomson “Placer’s cats vs. birds question has no easy answers,” Monday Nov. 21: Hope for a plague to justify release of cats back to the street ...

No time for silent sit-by

Well, the U.S. Budget “Supercommittee” has failed (Journal, Nov. 22). The cowards in Washington have, once again, shown their true colors. Harsh cuts are now scheduled to take ...