Another View: Congressman proposes honoring local US Marine

USMC Private First Class Victor Dew House Chamber, Washington, D.C. February 2, 2012 M. Speaker: Today I have introduced a bill to name the United States Post Office in Granite B ...

Community Portrait: Like his father and granddad, Vitas likes Auburn just fine

For over 120 years members of Fred Vitas’ family have lived in the Auburn area. That goes back a long way, and Vitas is part of the third generation to carry on his family’s na ...

Fight the law, the law wins

I read an article (The Placer Herald, Jan. 12) about parolees that shoplifted from K-Mart a few weeks ago and I was thinking that this seems like a stupid thing to do if you’re o ...

Iowa handles its trash better

It seems like once a month the Auburn Journal prints something about trash dumping. Why don’t they give it a rest? You, the readers, know we see trash everywhere. No matter how m ...

Why beat drum for Obama?

Here we go again — another gushing letter in support of (President) Obama by Bob and Ginny Mock (“Obama earned second term,” Reader Input, Jan. 29). I can’t help but notice ...

Clear the smoke on campuses

I believe it’s a good idea to put restraints on smoking and chewing tobacco on college campuses. Everyone may be of age to do it, but there are people who don’t like it when pe ...

Set aside trails for unfettered dogs

I seem to have become the unwitting poster child for off-leash hiking, in your newspaper (“Leash your dog — no excuses,” Our View, Feb. 1). I love hiking in nature with my do ...

Another View: Foresthill Public Utility District has a mission of responsibility

There is a great deal of mistrust with regard to the past performance of the Foresthill Public Utility District (FPUD), and rightly so. The district appears to have been mismanaged ...

Jack Uppal to challenge McClintock

Jack Uppal, a moderate Democrat and challenger for the District 4 Congressional seat, is coming to Auburn to lay out his platform to the public.Thursday Uppal is set to speak to th ...

Winter Lyme disease warning issued in Placer County

AUBURN CA - Now being tested for Lyme disease, ticks from the Auburn area are showing that bites from the infectious bug aren’t just a spring and summer hazard on the trails. Fi ...