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 ...