Indulge that urge to tidy during river cleanup day

On the list of things you don’t want to share your local river with, soiled diapers rank pretty high. Unfortunately, diapers are just one of the many kinds of refuse that litter ...

Town shows big heart for small boy

To the Foresthill Wildfires high school football team, 7-year-old Maxwell Herlehy is more than just a water boy — he’s family. “He’s like a little brother to all the foot ...

Partisan name-calling must go

In the Aug. 28 Journal, Democrat Larry DuBois said Tea Party participants “would be better off spending time doing community service.” How insulting! Actually, how arrogant! ...

Auburn angels help fire victims

I would like to thank the community of Auburn for all their great support and love at the time of our loss. Most of all I would like to thank Natlie Pohley, a volunteer who gave m ...

Shame on speech ‘opt out’

I was shocked and dismayed that the Auburn School Board even considered an “opt in” or “opt out” approach to hear President Obama’s address to the students of this great ...

Fire hazard bigger issue than a name

I find it odd that people are focusing on the controversy of Dr. (William) Shockley with regard to the name of the land donated to Auburn when it seems to me that we need to priori ...

Want to give back? Bring extra change to Sunday’s music fest

Scott Holbrook can’t keep from smilin’. The Auburn Recreation District board member, whose “keep smilin’” valediction signs off most of his letters and conversations, is ...

Eagles beginning to find the net

LOOMIS — Del Oro head coach Dave Shiro didn’t think things could get any worse after his team scored a meager 28 goals in 17 games during the 2007 soccer season. Then the Gold ...

Lynch mob mentality ruled

I must agree with Herb Tanimoto (Reader Input, Sept 6). Congressman (Tom) McClintock’s recent meetings on health care have been a far cry from “town hall democracy.” Rather t ...

What’s your eugenics IQ?

Interesting that the NAACP is now aboard in the Shockley Park debate (Journal, Sept. 13). I wonder if they, and the other folks that are fighting “the tip of the iceberg” on th ...

Kennedy proved ability to serve

It isn’t so much what you accomplish in life that is important, but what you accomplish to overcome. A legacy for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. If he could do so much for so many, so c ...

May students prove smarter

So some of the Republican right objected to President Obama’s speech to the nation’s youth. The speech was to encourage students to work hard in school, recognize and make the ...

Football star sets very poor example

Ryne Gonzalez, the San Jose State football player who was the subject of a Journal article on Sept. 7, is a glaring example of what is wrong with what we are teaching our young peo ...

How the governor can finish strong

With less than 16 months remaining in Gov. Schwarzenegger’s tenure, political pundits are starting to talk about him in the past tense, as if his administration is already over. ...

Dedicate park to eugenics victims?

Land in Auburn that has become a battleground over the racist beliefs of a Nobel-Prize-winning scientist could also become a monument to those who suffered or died because of those ...