Got government fatigue? Forget it for the Fourth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liber ...

Meadow Vista Boy Scouts spend night on The Rock

Winning the National State Park lottery to spend the night at Alcatraz Island was just the beginning of the adventure for local Scouts from Meadow Vista. Over the weekend, 33 Sc ...

Better look out for No. 1

That’s right, you read the posters correctly. The Placer Union Summer Theatre Academy is putting on a play called “Urinetown: The Musical.” While this may spur the obvious w ...

Since when can buses speed?

Do buses have to follow the proper speed limit on the highways? I ask this question because I was driving west on I-80 at Newcastle when a green bus with bars on the windows zoome ...

We fund their paychecks

Yes, I agree with Allen Cassidy (Reader Input, June 26). We, the people, do need to rise up and express ourselves. Maybe someone needs to ask these “Placer County executives” ...

Police pull-over was wrong

This past weekend, I came to Auburn to visit family and friends. At around 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, I was driving in Downtown when I was pulled over by a member of the Auburn Pol ...

Embezzling employee got off lightly?

I read Sunday’s (June 28) front page article about the embezzlement of Tanko Well Drilling for $120,000 by Kathryn Kinderman with much sadness and not a little anger. One wonder ...

U.S. as police state is possible

Sandy (Campbell, Reader Input, June 23) was on the mark. He (Obama) has nationalized the auto industries, the banks and now is working on health care. Did you know he is also aft ...

Cartoon just a cheap shot

Andy Lukkonen’s cartoon in Sunday’s paper (June 21) is mean-spirited and uncalled for. His depiction of the Black & White Ball as the playground bully/thug is ridiculous and y ...

Samaritans were great

I would like to thank all of the people who helped me Friday, May 22, at the accident at Weimar Cross Roads. The lady who came to my car to see if I was OK, and coordinated getti ...

Gaines needs to offer real solutions

In response to Assemblyman Ted Gaines’ recent opinion piece (Journal, June 23), his solution to solve the state’s budget crisis is to “eliminate waste” by dissolving the In ...

Put priority on giving back

Editor’s note: The following is the viewpoint of the 2009 class of Leadership Auburn. The more you get to know Auburn, the more connected you become. That’s what becomes clea ...

New owner gives barbershop a makeover

The former Andy’s Barbershop in Auburn has a new owner, a new name and a makeover. Roseville resident Felicia DeProsper purchased the business last October, renaming it Kandy’ ...

Hometown football pro shares his skills

Ted Popson’s looking for a few interested kids to attend camp, have some fun and learn something about playing football. Popson is hoping to pass on some of his intimate knowledg ...

More study needed for deer plans

Placer’s Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday moved forward with efforts to cull the area’s deer population but held off on recommending a controversial youth doe hunt, offici ...