Our View: Rehiring retired needs to be phased out

To rehire a retiree or not? A recent change in law to the California Public Employees Retirement System prohibits government entities from re-hiring a retired public employee on a ...

Obama earned second term

In spite of Dale Smith’s letter to the editor in the Jan. 27 Auburn Journal (“Obama fails in every conceivable way), Ginny and I continue to believe that our President Obama is ...

People must strike out boldly

President’s (2012 State of the Union address) message “hope and change,” again! The fact is America has had three years of hope and change rhetoric; the patient – hemorrha ...

County government can’t cut its own

This is the problem with government at all levels. They just don’t have it in them to cut pay for their brethren — “Placer County provides new salary figures,” (Journal, Ja ...

New chamber president backs what’s good for business

Raising awareness and understanding of the “why” of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is one of the major focuses for incoming President Richard Hall.“Part of that p ...

Squirrel the new face of recreation district

The Auburn Parks and Recreation District has a furry new friend. The board of directors voted to make a squirrel the mascot of the district Thursday night. The new face of the Aub ...

Colfax watching Austin Young

Hi, I am a student at Colfax High and read the article about Austin Young (“Colfax’s Young verbally commits to S. Utah; Falcon QB will sign LOI next Wednesday,” Mike Ray, Gol ...

Who asked for tax loopholes?

Who asked to stop “interest deductions” for credit card and payment account’s limit deductions to “only” mortgage interest? Who stopped health care expense deductions to ...

Connect county with 211 service

I thank The Auburn Journal for the article on 211 Placer County (“211 community service call directory proposed for Placer County,” Journal, Jan. 18). Additional information is ...

Obama fails in every conceivable way

Every so often I take a bit of time to look at what our august president is doing. It amounts to very little, mostly campaigning for a second term. Listening and watching very car ...