Each day’s a blessing for Auburn’s Olive Orr, age 100

“I’m a tough old lady, a tough old bird,” Auburn’s Olive Orr joked. Orr just passed a milestone few people achieve — she turned 100 years of age on Oct. 15. Orr doesn ...

Hart belongs on ed board

I have known Pam Robie Hart for almost 20 years, first as a parent activist then as an active community volunteer. It was Pam’s leadership in promoting literacy which led me to ...

Which party backs division?

For those of you who are upset about the tone of this year’s campaign, I would like you to think back to 2008. Which side was it that blamed all of the country’s problems on th ...

Georgetown needs new blood

We are having a very important vote this November for the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District board of directors. The two incumbents running have just rubber-stamped the gene ...

Elect Alpine to water agency

The Placer County Water Agency race has devolved into a popularity contest. Scratch the surface and find clear contrast. (Cheryl) Maki and (Otis) Wollan want to change the role of ...

Reelect quiet hero to ARD

I’d like to recommend voting for our most precious Auburn Recreation District board member. I know him from Gold Country Toastmasters, where he has long been an active member, an ...

Newcastle must live with limits

I attended the Newcastle Town Hall meeting on Oct. 9 to hear the pros and cons about Measure B and Measure K funding for the Newcastle Fire District. I listened to three incumbent ...

Hunger Walk helps many

Thank you, Auburn Journal, for helping to publicize the Auburn Crop Hunger Walk on Oct. 21. Several new walkers were recruited because they saw the articles in the Journal. Thank ...

Kirby dedicated to community

We are writing this letter on behalf of Bill Kirby for City Council. As long-time citizens of Auburn, we have come to admire and respect Dr. Kirby for his contributions to the comm ...

Letter writer needs checkup

I read with amusement Ron Lowe’s “Voters may well need counseling,” (Reader Input, Oct. 24).First, what is scary or, more to the point, “pathetic” is ...

Outreach effort truly generous

Re: “Outreach effort means weekly hot meal for dozens in need,” Journal, Oct. 16.When I saw the article about the WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) I couldn’t stop read ...

Clerk beyond transparent

It appears that the current City Clerk of Auburn, Mr. (Joseph) Labrie, has chosen not only to be transparent but to be invisible in campaigning for holding the office. Telling ind ...

Wollan a fine steward

Otis Wollan is the right choice for Placer County Water Agency director in District 5. His experience as a previous director, keeping the agency in the black during the biggest bo ...

Go to Foresthill for kindness

This is a great story I am sure your readers will enjoy. I hope the people who are responsible are out there reading this most of all. It was Friday, Oct. 12, approximately 4:50 p ...

Reelect our local oracle

I’m not easily impressed, but Gordy Ainsleigh, our main man on the Auburn Recreation and Park District Board, impresses me. Twenty years ago, Doctor Gordy was exhorting the evil ...