Anti-Measure B columnist so misguided it's pathetic

John Brassfields view is so misguided, it’s pathetic. Mr. Brassfield made the statement about Measure B “The way it is offered to the voters is deceitful and deserves to fail ...

Another View: Taxes not the answer for state’s economy

This month marks Presidents Day, and as we celebrate Lincoln’s birthday it’s timely that we look at the tax farce troubling his home state of Illinois. Last year, in a ...

Auburn Police had murder suspicions in 1970 about bathtub drowning

AUBURN CA - Even in 1970, Auburn Police were suspicious enough to keep the bathtub drowning case involving 4-year-old Cindy Howell an open one. Reports by then-Police Chief Hersch ...

Auburn Library spotlights local volunteers

Local volunteer organizations are receiving a helping hand from Friends of the Auburn Library this month. In an effort to highlight their efforts for the community and to recruit v ...

Operation ‘Cookie Drop’ gathers troops

Girl Scout adult volunteers showed up early Wednesday morning in North Auburn to receive this year’s “Cookie Drop” shipment of Girl Scout Cookies. Volunteers unloaded 3,875 c ...

Funerals are for grieving

It is very displeasing to me to learn via the California Legionnaire magazine that protest demonstrations are still happening at the funerals of our fallen heroes. The idea that wh ...

Obama mires US in more debt

This week President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. The president’s budget includes the largest and most irresponsible government spending spree in history a ...

Let’s teach Congress again

Let’s all give a big round of applause to the free market economy and our do-nothing Congress. Recently there has been a flood of reports about the shortage of cancer drugs. Met ...

Columnist gives incorrect info

John Brassfield’s assertion (“Another View,” Journal, Feb. 10) that Measure B will tax the total square footage of structures on a parcel is just flat wrong. The square foota ...

Concert underscores symphony’s worth

I want to personally thank everyone who attended Saturday’s Auburn Symphony Kinderkonzert performance, a fitting tribute to Maestro Michael Goodwin, who we tragically lost last w ...

Anti-Measure B columnist doesn't offer "balanced" response to Measure B

I read the opinion piece by John Brassfield in the February 10th Auburn Journal (Measure B offers a blank check for Newcastle Fie Dept.) and was dismayed at the author’s refusal ...

A 'Yes' vote on Measure B is about self-reliance

One of the main principles embodied by the Code of the West is self-reliance. In Newcastle, that means we value our fire and emergency response services and will fund them adequate ...

Backpacks are a pain

I am writing this letter regarding a lot of back pains in kids at school because of heavy backpacks. A whole lot of kids have back problems, including me, because of such heavy loa ...

New spin on a dead horse

The tribal wisdom of the Flathead Nation, passed on from generation to generation, says that, “When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismoun ...

Jeff Stahler wasn’t funny

The Jeff Stahler cartoon in today’s (Feb. 13) Journal is exceedingly offensive. Mr. Stahler owes an apology to the Wright Brothers family. Orville and Wilbur invented and built t ...