Measure K falls short

I supported the Measure B parcel tax for the Newcastle Fire Protection District (NFPD) which passed with a 68.7 percent vote. Measure B provides the revenue flow needed to build a ...

Neon signs add to Auburn ambiance

This letter is in response to an article in the Journal regarding dimming the lights in downtown businesses (“Auburn looks at dimming amount of Old Town neon signage,” ...

Auburn Journal Newsmakers: Steven Galyardt

They meet at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at the Rose Room of Auburn’s City Hall, talking politics and other matters of the day. This week Auburn Journal Newsmakers sits down with Me ...

1972 facts cited were wrong

Facts in the recent letter “Politics destroys friendships” (Reader Input, Sept. 14) were completely wrong. In the 1972 presidential election, (Richard) Nixon won with 4 ...

Jack Uppal deserves vote

It is surprising to me to learn that our congressman, Tom McClintock, was opposed to every legislation proposed in the 112th Congress having to do with issues relating to society a ...

Capitalism costs at the feed store

Having just read the Gus Thomson piece noted in the subject line, I felt like something was missing (“No bailout for Placer livestock owners in hay, feed price rise,” J ...

Bomb threat clears Auburn Chevy's Fresh Mex restaurant

A phoned-in bomb threat cleared Chevy’s Fresh Mex restaurant on Grass Valley Highway Thursday evening. According to Sgt. Dave Powers of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, di ...

Politics destroys friendships

I have never seen friendships and relationships destroyed at the rate they are today. The really shameful thing is that it is all so stupid as each person, whether liberal or conse ...

Children thrown under the bus

Is it any wonder California is broke? With the ability to do as we please behind closed doors, CalSTRS will continue this greedy, arrogant, self-enrichment policy because it goes u ...

Vouchers will be a nightmare

Lifetime politician Tom McClintock has voted twice to “save” Medicare by changing it into a voucher program. This will, in fact, dismantle it. Jack Uppal, his opponent in Cong ...

Political cartoon does not amuse

The Sept. 7 Auburn Journal that included the Visual Viewpoint political cartoon by Rob Rogers that demands a “real answer” from Mitt Romney is outrageous hypocrisy. Millions of ...

Fire protection fee equals shrewd politics

The severe criticism of State Board of Equalization member, George Runner, opposing the governor’s inspiration for taxing rural property owners $150 for “fire protectio ...

Tax man takes heat for fighting $150 fee

SACRAMENTO — One of California’s top elected tax collectors is facing criticism for his high-profile campaign to block a controversial fee that Democratic leaders say he and th ...

Weddings spoil the weekends

Am I the only Auburn resident that is sitting at home tonight trying to enjoy a peaceful evening only to have it blasted away by another loud wedding? I live about a mile from a w ...

Stop Obama’s march to power

First of all, Bob Velon, your letter was fantastic (“Obama on ballot illegally,” Reader Input, Aug. 10). Do you think people will start believing about Obama not a U.S. ...