Chamber drops Black & White Ball

The party’s over for Auburn’s Black & White Ball. The late-summer mix of music, food and open-air partying had been a yearly fixture in Auburn since the first ball in 1992. Bu ...

‘Obama Heaven’ shown

Jerry Holbert hit the target square (Journal, Sept. 15) with his cartoon depicting “Pixie Dust.” What truth rises from few words choicely chosen. This sounds like Obama Heaven ...

Deer hunt trains young killers

Let me see if I’ve got this right. We all agree that children should be raised to be productive and compassionate adults. And one way is to provide an opportunity for teenagers t ...

Torn-up streets tough to use

I am writing in regards to the mess that’s on Lincoln Street. It is so hard for people to get to the shops and the store owners to stay in business. They lose sales. Also the bus ...

Speak out to save Cat House

Please help save the Cat House! This facility in DeWitt Center has been adopting out rescued cats, many from Placer County Animal Shelter, for the last 10 years — thousands of ca ...

Score books on the cheap

Thank you, Auburn Journal, for the timely and useful article on our local used book shops, as well as our library’s “Books and Lunch” group (Journal, Sept. 14). I would lik ...

County supervisors so out of touch

I notice our sheriff’s deputies are unwilling to accept the pay cuts that the county is asking of them. I have found that workers are more willing to accept hardships if they be ...

Sierra Nevada Conservancy joins the fire fight

As fellow residents of the Sierra Nevada foothills, the employees of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy in Auburn are feeling the pain of those who lost their homes in the recent 49 Fir ...

Don’t support deer kill backers

In regard to the “slaughter the does program,” have any of the bureaucrats from the Placer County Fish & Game, Kirk Uhler and his cohort that brings him his coffee, and some un ...

Hillmen, economy top Journal stories

Following are the top 10 stories of 2008, gleaned from the pages of the Auburn Journal. I pick the stories based on local interest, historic value and reader response. No. 10: T ...