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 ...

Reader upset about schools

I think I discovered why people don’t read newspapers as much as they did. After reading the front page of the (Feb. 13) Auburn Journal – “Is Loomis school district going ban ...

Measure B not the best way to fund

Re: Yes to NFPD, No to Measure B I am convinced that the Newcastle Fire Protection District needs additional sources of revenue. I am equally convinced that Measure B is not the wa ...

Another View: Tears, confusion over what gets printed

The past few weeks I’ve had some interesting and, at times, emotional encounters with some who were unaware of the impact of talking to editorial staff of a newspaper. So I&r ...

Jewelry pieces bring Auburn close to the stars

Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne and Tony Curtis were great movie icons whose seemingly larger-than life lives played out a world apart from Auburn. But — at least for a few days — ...

Daredevil Mike Wilson's Giant Gap stunt shut down

AUBURN CA - A Squaw Valley daredevil looking for a new round of extreme viral video fame in the American River canyon has been shut down by authorities. Citing concern over safety ...