Solar facility will be taxed

A Placer County Assessor’s Office review of a privately held solar-power facility on Placer County-owned land in North Auburn has concluded that it’s taxable after all. The so ...

‘Endurance’ moniker is so parochial

Could we please stop all this silliness about the so-called, “Endurance Capital of the World.” The inflated title may be acceptable if rectified perhaps to, “Auburn, the En ...

Time travel via recycling center

After reading the story about the recycling center on Sacramento Street (“Recycling gets boost from weak economy,” Journal, July 22), I decided to give them a shot. When I pu ...

Industry insures its own profits

Single payer is the only option that serves the American people, and moves the American worker on to a level playing field with workers from competing industrial nations. Our curr ...

Endurance Plaza ‘amazing’

I would like to comment on the recent article regarding the Endurance Plaza. As a fellow endurance athlete I think that this is an amazing idea. Gordy (Ainsleigh) is such a great ...

Endurance Square sells Auburn short

I must agree that the Western States 100 Mile Run and the Tevis Cup horse race are important elements of Auburn’s reputation. But in the scope of our community’s history, they ...

Relay for Life is personal, public way to fight back

As I sat down to write for this space, my intent was to punch out a few hundred words of support for the annual Auburn Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society event that will t ...

Guides’ murders remain mysteries

On Friday it will be five years since two El Dorado County river-rafting guides were brutally murdered while they slept on a beach. Their families had hoped that DNA evidence might ...

Endurance Plaza to immortalize athletes

Training for marathons takes average Joes to the limit. But for Auburn’s community of endurance athletes, the super-human ultra-marathons of the Western States 100 Mile Run and T ...

Get moving on health care fix

Americans spend more on health care than do other industrialized nations ... yet, Americans have poorer care and die younger. Paying our “big bill” for health care did not hel ...

Are we people or sheeple?

The government plan to take over health care and eliminate private health insurance as it is currently proposed will result in California having the fourth highest tax rate in the ...

Work crews stand idle

I recently witnessed two separate construction crews working. I saw the PCWA in the Robie Point area and a county crew working near Kemper. I have a suggestion for the management ...

Unlicensed deer hunters unsafe

Stop the deer hunt in Granite Bay and Loomis, where children ages 12 to 17 will be allowed to kill does. No hunting license needed for those children or the adult that will accomp ...

Bow to history in naming city square

The July 17 Auburn Journal editorial begged our citizenry to weigh in on its thoughts regarding Streetscape, a part of which has been the apparent renaming of our Central Square as ...

Can we survive being saved?

In the 1960s you saved us from fluoride in our water. In the 1970s you said you were saving old people from property taxes, but gave us Proposition 13 instead. Welcome to the wo ...