Jim Holmes effective

The 2010 census has gifted a revised (Placer County) supervisorial District 3 with a dedicated and experienced candidate: Supervisor Jim Holmes. Those of us active in Placer County ...

Measure A loophole-filled

I was undecided going into last week’s Measure A debate (“Charter debate evokes passion,” Journal, May 3), but the discussion that night, along with some independ ...

Listen to our caring residents

I attended a Measure A debate at The Ridge on May 10. It?s difficult to believe that in Auburn, a city of 13,000, that the ?No on Measure A? side selected Todd Stenhouse, a 15-year ...

Rove tactic used on president

With regard to the article on (President) Obama not being a citizen (“Locals ask sheriff to investigate Obama,” Journal, May 9), I’d like to add a few comments. F ...

Honey, hide the mountain lion!

I am so relieved the state wasted my money by securing private property for their own use. I couldn’t sleep at night knowing an obscure bar in the foothills had a wolverine ( ...

Another View: Spring is in the air and that means more bikes on the road!

At the writing of my last column (March 20) the cycling community was in a riding frenzy, what with the early arrival of spring and all. Or so we thought! Now, as the rain finally ...

Only voters can save services

On the June 5 election, Measure E will be submitted to the voters from the (Placer Hills Fire Protection) district. This measure asks for an additional $79 per year from each home ...

Glen Oaks has good manager

Re: Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park (Journal, April 22 and May 8):I lived at Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park for 16 years, a very pleasant 16 years. The first year cabin No. 7, pictured in T ...

Not much gets past Auburnites

Home rule is allowed by the state constitution. It does not change the basic laws within which the city has to do business. It does allow for those that are elected to our city cou ...

Obama investigation raises questions

I just read the front-page article in the May 9, 2012 Auburn Journal titled “Locals ask Sheriff to investigate Obama.”The article certainly raises more questions than j ...

Blood donor welcomed to Auburn's exclusive 15 gallon-club

George Sirovy knew the drill because he had done it more than 100 times. The appointment was made well in advance, he would fill out the simple yes/no health questionnaire, feel th ...

Wolverine seized from Georgetown bar

A mounted wolverine was taken from a Georgetown bar this week, leaving its owner upset and a local watering hole without its main ice breaker. The California Department of Fish a ...

Parking lot blaze sparks quick action by Auburn firefighters

Auburn Fire Department firefighters have to work quickly with a saw to open a locked hood on this SUV after the engine caught fire in the Save Mart supermarket parking lot in Aubur ...

Montgomery earns reelection

Four years ago the discussion in District 5 was about the individual filling the position of supervisor. This year the discussion is about issues in the district and in the county. ...

The poor don?t have lobbyists

As a former smoker, like a lot of former smokers, I am very grateful to have kicked that health hazard. Big tobacco is no better than the predatory lenders who caused the housing b ...