Firefighters enjoy free coffee

Yeah for Dutch Bros. and Heather Mauel as she walks up and down Dry Creek Road serving drinks to our county sheriffs, PG&E workers and fire personnel. As I spoke to three sheriffs ...

Chicken offered to fire victims

My husband and I felt so helpless watching the devastating fire on TV. When the reporter stated food was needed by the shelter at Rock Creek School we felt we could help in some sm ...

A huge thanks to the real fire heroes

My heart and prayers go out to all our friends, neighbors and businesses that were impacted by the horrible fire. I know this community will come together to help those who lost so ...

Individual acts of kindness multiply in wake of 49 Fire

Auburn is ground zero for firefighting efforts and for helping fire victims. A 275-acre blaze that destroyed 60 homes and businesses Sunday evening rattled the very heart of our c ...

Businesses fall in blaze’s path

The fickle, shifting path of the 49 Fire left some businesses sifting through the ashes and others up and running Monday. The fire swept across Locksley Lane, burning the C&E Aubur ...

Falcons go on the defense

COLFAX — The ball doesn’t slam to the floor at the Colfax High gym quite as much as it did last fall during volleyball practice. There are a couple of reasons for that — bi ...

In a recession, Auburn businesses get creative to survive

Local businesses are finding creative ways to reduce overhead costs as the recession continues. An Auburn travel agency owner has closed her storefront and now works from home. ...

Square becomes town lightning rod

Searching for a new notebook while wondering if the Cash for Clunkers program was deemed so successful, then how soon before we see Wampum for Washers or Moola for Microwaves? … ...

H2O rates kept reasonable

We would like to commend Placer County Water Agency for their prudent management and teamwork that enabled them to maximize efficiencies while containing costs. These actions mean ...

Batch plant a home-spoiler

I live in the area of the proposed concrete batch plant. I am pro-business, as long as it stays in a business area. I can handle the current retail facilities on Ophir Road, but t ...

Legal drug sales eliminate crime

The comments about medical cannabis sales being associated with “crime” are unsupportable and show the ignorance of those making them (Journal, Aug. 25). Crime is associated ...

Get wise to obesity crisis

How refreshing to read the letter from Hannah Brown in the Aug. 4 Journal concerning the Carl’s Jr. certificates “rewarded” by the summer reading program at the library. Her ...

Candidate for square name

I greatly appreciate Dave Krizman’s Wednesday sports columns about local prep athletes and alumni, particularly his recent article highlighting the accomplishments of Placer alum ...

Deer hunt location too close to people

All deer hunting should be done with a camera. If someone needs the deer meat to feed their family, then deer hunting should be limited to a bow and arrow. Young people should be t ...

Pull together and make Streetscape as great as it can be

Let us “Think Auburn First.” Let’s turn a lose-lose situation in Phase 1 of the Streetscape Project for both Auburn and the endurance community into a win-win, from a divisiv ...