Best Buy chain announces plans to close stores and cut its losses

Best Buy plans for its North Auburn store were still unknown March 29 after the corporation announced plans to close 50 U.S. big-box stores and open 100 small mobile locations in t ...

Brine up baits for spring trolling

When all this crazy weather finally settles down and the waters clear out, we are going to have some very good trout and salmon fishing coming up in local lakes. Kings and bows in ...

Placer tennis blanks Foothill

The Placer High tennis team had no trouble with Foothill Thursday afternoon, thumping the Mustangs 9-0 to remain perfect in the Pioneer Valley League.Steven Fraguglia and Blair Mey ...

Our View: In rough economic seas, Auburn is a lighthouse to help

You’ll get no argument that times are tough. But it’s good to know we’re facing those rough seas in a city that has such a strong sense of community. It should be noted, and ...

Community Portrait: Auburn’s Michael Otten a chronicler of history

“When I do my tax return where it says occupation, I write volunteer,” said Auburn’s Michael Otten. Otten jokes but it’s not far from the truth. Otten is president of the P ...

What kind of statement are Auburn hoodie wearers making?

AUBURN CA - One of 2012’s ubiquitous fashion statements in Auburn and around the nation, the humble hoodie has now become a lightning rod in a political and cultural firestorm. ...

Government can keep out

You printed a letter recommending evangelical Christians join the Green Party and make “green” investments (Reader Input, Feb. 6). Would one of those be the bankrupt solar comp ...

Soldier rampage an atrocity

With all due respect to our country’s military and its leaders, it’s time to stop making excuses for those few rogue soldiers who, against their orders, their training and just ...

Rush a mere diversion

The outrage expressed by recent letter writers concerning Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a woman who wants free contraceptives begs a question, or three. What is the true source ...

Thank you to all teachers who inspire

As I watch my daughter’s high school career wind down I am reminded of all the wonderful teachers/coaches that she has been so fortunate to encounter over the years and I wanted ...

Support Obama for second term

In spite of Dale Smith’s letter in the Jan. 27 Auburn Journal, Ginny and I continue to believe that our President Obama is a great and compassionate man. We continue in our inten ...

Rich deserves District 5 votes

I have known Rich Johnson and his family since 1981. We were neighbors in Petaluma and car-pooled into San Francisco. Rich had transferred to the San Francisco Regional Office, a ...

No surprise in Rush rudeness

It is interesting how surprised people are about Rush Limbaugh’s coarseness in discussing Sarah Fluke recently. As far back as the early Clinton era when the Clintons got a cat f ...

Inaction has consequences

Recently I invited a young couple to a meeting of the local tea party. They must have been expecting a room full of wild-eyed seditious hell-raisers. “My God,” the young lady c ...

‘In God We Trust’ sign doesn’t belong

Our local citizens and officials who are so eager to post “In God We Trust” in government buildings (Journal, Feb. 28) seem to be unaware that this slogan is not true for about ...