Complacent Auburn is stirring

Several within this complacent, conservative community are feeling the pinch of reality, for a change, and are squirming in print. Steven Nichols (Reader Input, July 7) asks why t ...

Sharing bounty worked before

When I saw the photo and read the article on the front page of the July 2 Journal about “Cultivating a generous land,” my mind and body made a huge jump backwards to many, many ...

Hard to believe bags are free

In response to Mayor Mike Holmes’ column of July 13, I can see where the mayor says the blue bag program may save a few dollars for some residents by using a smaller waste can, b ...

Panhandler ordinance begs questions

Auburn does not need an ordinance against panhandlers. It is very difficult to craft one that does not violate the First Amendment. If one does pass it will probably be useless. T ...

County employee pay increases mandated

In response to the recent press coverage of raises for Placer County employees I wish to provide some additional information. The county work force consists of 2,476 full-time emp ...

Streetscape launches with morning groundbreaking

The City of Auburn will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Streetscape Phase 1 Project at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15. This event will take place in the future Endurance ...

Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising

Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...

It’s time to help those in need

We need to band together and help the homeless, poor and the mentally challenged in care homes of all kinds and change conditions in care homes that aren’t good. We must look fo ...

Letter incredibly ignorant

I’ve read some dumb letters in the Auburn Journal, but the one written by Donna O’Neal of Foresthill now leads the pack when she states that “Waterboarding is not torture. ...

Obama rights past wrongs

In her letter in the Journal on July 2, Patty Hansen asks, “What has President Obama done for the U.S. that will make him one of the greatest leaders ever ... ?” That’s easy ...

Reagan’s crying in heaven

After watching the morning news last week, I feel such disgust with Obama that I wanted to share my thoughts. Seems he was in Russia to have “talks” about nuclear arms. Well, ...

First, send a message on local level

While in principle I tend to agree with Raymond Tan (Reader Input, July 6) that the expense of over $1,600 for Placer County’s “Do-little dinner” is minor compared with the e ...

Deficit tops $1 trillion

WASHINGTON — The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time ever and could grow to nearly $2 trillion by this fall, intensifying fears about higher interest rates, ...

Placer County assessment roll echoes drop in real estate values

Placer County’s assessment roll dropped 2.6 percent this year, according to figures released Monday by Placer County Assessor Kristen Spears. Spears blamed declining real estate ...

Got you pegged

Cribbage is hot. Who knew? Woodland’s own Major League Baseball all-star Dustin Pedroia is known to relax over a game or two with Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona. There ar ...