Government a source of woe

I see that our local Socialist/Leftist Ron (Lowe) is at it again (Reader Input, Dec. 28). As usual, he is wrong. He states that the refusal of the House Republicans to go along wit ...

Run comments without faces

I know the Auburn Journal has a reason why they want faces to go along with the peoples’ (online) comments, but I don’t know what it would be. When I write in to comment about ...

We’d be better off without the FDA

The Auburn Journal headline, “FDA cracks down on HCG,” (Dec. 15) has the ring of finality that the FDA knows what they are doing and what they are doing benefits the people of ...

Mandatory return of Steelhead Report Card due by Jan. 31

If you fish for steelhead in California, you’re required to have a current fishing license in possession and a Steelhead Report Card.The Steelhead Report Card has multiple fu ...

Standard poodles answer call of the open fairgrounds

Samaritans return pooches to Auburn home A pair of Auburn dogs found their way home thanks to help from passersby. Heather Pendragon, a Canadian dog breeder, recently traveled fr ...

PG&E needs upgrade funds

Re: PG&E seeks to raise cash to cover gas upgrades (Journal, Dec. 3). Last year’s pipeline explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and injured dozens has lead Pacific Gas ...

Placer County budget challenges, building projects marked 2011

Budget challenges continued to cast a shadow over Placer County operations in 2011. But the year now ending also was marked with continued debate over a $100,000 charity fund, the ...

Clear the plate of yesteryear

In 2012, I resolve to point out even more clearly how Republican and tea party politicians have done everything in their power to hamper President Obama, to keep the economy flound ...

Working stiffs have a friend

To Steve Cavolt (Reader Input, Dec. 22): Yes, the two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts passed by the House GOP on Dec. 22 with the support of Tom McClintock will be funded in part ...

Borrowing impact looms

Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees projected long-run program costs for both are not sustainable under currently scheduled financing, and will require legislative corr ...

Auburn war widow cherishes memories, honors her husband's Iraq War sacrifice

Sept. 11 is a day each year that is remembered as an anniversary of an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks in 2001. For Auburn’s Halley Andrews, it has its own special signi ...

We must show compassion to our own

I’m 72 years old and I have a very good memory. When I was just a young boy I saw a startling photo in one of the magazines my dad was reading. It was taken in some Third World c ...

Roskelleys whistle while they work

Sam Roskelley beams with pride when he sees his son or daughter hustling down the court, surveying the action and making the right call in a pressure situation. The Roskelleys have ...

Pain, honor remain six years after Auburn National Guard sergeant’s death in Iraq

AUBURN CA - A sergeant with Auburn’s Charlie “Rock” Company, Sgt. Arnold Duplantier II was the 12th California Guardsman killed in Iraq and its first fatal casualty from the ...

Way to go is solar

People in California spend a huge amount of money on their electric bills each year. Electricity has become something that most people depend on for everyday life. When electricit ...