Another name for Shockley gift

I am getting fed up with the fuss being made over the acceptance and naming of the 28-acre parcel of land given to the Auburn community by the Shockleys and with the reservation th ...

Can’t cross in three seconds

Pedestrian crosswalks need more time to cross. There are several corners that have the “bird tweet” to help the blind cross the street. The “tweet” stops after three second ...

Help returning war veterans

First of all I want to extend my sympathy and condolences to the family of Trevor Hogue. Second I would like to thank the Auburn Journal for running this story (June 15) and bringi ...

Streetscape concept of limited value

It is nice of the Auburn Journal to ask for our opinion on the Streetscape (Our View, June 10). I don’t recall the city asking for our input. We have two factions at work here. ...

Local ordinances bill a step back for public information

When was the last time you went to the city of Auburn’s Web site? The Placer County government Web site? Did you go there to browse, or did you have a specific question? Did you ...

New grads share their summer plans

For most teens, getting a job or traveling may be the typical summer plan. For others, focusing on a sport occupies most of their vacation. Following are four profiles on 209 Place ...

Former Auburn mayor loved boxing, building

A former Auburn mayor, foothills contractor and boxing enthusiast Paul Brocker Jr. will be remembered at a memorial service Saturday. Brocker, 84, died June 4 in Auburn, where he ...

No need to travel to find first class standing room

A London, England-based photo-sharing Web site is creating a list of the 100 greatest places to stand in the U.S. and inviting people to nominate their favorites. And while the A ...

Help children or corporations?

The governor’s proposed budget would cause two million Californians — many of them children — to lose health insurance. It would force the frail elderly into nursing homes, c ...

McClintock vote up in smoke

Congress passed the Tobacco Bill today with both the Senate and the House passing it by wide margins. But our representative Tom McClintock voted no. He would prefer our children ...

Gottschalks: We’ll miss you

Gottschalks leaving is a great loss to our Auburn area. As a 10-year-plus customer of Gottschalks, the employees in every department were helpful, patient and polite. I believe m ...

Auburn can use bistros/cafés

We have heard so many people say “there really aren’t many places in Auburn where you can sit comfortably outdoors for a cup of coffee, a beer, or a bite to eat.” To the ext ...

School’s out —now what?

Kids have a lot of free time on their hands for the next couple months. Now that school’s out for summer, many parents are likely scrambling to figure out how to occupy their ki ...

Tree destroys Toyota, owner mourns

Of the loves in Mike Buck’s life, one of the truest was Vivian. Buck can still remember the first day he set eyes on her chassis. It was true that Vivian already had quite a few ...

ARD naming policy not worth paper that it’s printed on

What’s the use of having a policy if it’s not followed? The Auburn Recreation District board of directors should be asking itself that question following yet another decision ...