Our wastewater treatment draws notice of big guns in D.C.

Slam-dunking the notebook while mulling over the fact that the local NBA franchise opted for Paul Westphal instead of Kurt Rambis as coach. Obviously, in Sacramento, the sport of K ...

Weidel on Wheels: Over-the-top is this Lexus’ game

The problem was instantly recognized. Once one gets behind the wheel of the plush Lexus LS 600h L, you won’t want to drive another vehicle. That might not be entirely true. ...

Auburn’s Carnegie library sparkles at age 100

After 100 years, Auburn is still passionate about a building hidden on a quiet side street on a hill overlooking Downtown Auburn. Grandiosity makes some buildings much loved. For ...

Cross-country journey gives back to veterans

Lynn Beadles answered the call. Moved by a cause dear to his heart, the semi-retired Auburn businessman volunteered just two weeks ago, with a huge personal commitment, to help Kee ...

No to child slave mining

Child slave mining is a big no-no in our world, especially in the U.S., where we mine for uranium, plutonium and coal. When a spark strikes in the mine, the mine and kids burn. Th ...

Credit reporting revision needed

As a retired history and government teacher who is also an unemployed geologist I am finally starting my personal economic recovery. However, I have discovered a catastrophic probl ...

Urban trinkets not a solution

The governor is prevailing on municipalities by taking away tax dollars. The City of Auburn is showing recklessness in the way tax dollars are being used by installing useless art ...

Hoop star had very broad shoulders

I have spent a good part of my adult life as a basketball coach, and it was in that context that I came to know Michael Ford, who passed away last week. Soon after Michael joined ...

Is this the end of the big yellow bus?

On Friday, May 29 the governor released his revised proposed budget. He noted that these are difficult times and the proposed cuts will hurt. Buried in the proposal is a 65 percent ...

Placer County indulges in too much wasteful spending

According to Gus Thomson’s article of March 25 in the Auburn Journal, Placer County is tightening up rules on the use of its fleet of 153 vehicles now being driven home at night. ...

Party house nets five arrests

Police are still investigating the activities at an Auburn home that led to five arrests over two days. The home, located in a quiet residential neighborhood on the 300 block of ...

Supervisors vote on whether to buy buses that burn natural gas or diesel

Placer County supervisors could be switching gears today when they vote to buy five new diesel-powered buses. Using $2.8 million in funding that includes $1.1 million in federal e ...

Giant fee boost hits Placer County Water Agency

Placer County Water Agency is facing a whopping 207 percent increase on a fee it pays the federal government to use federal land for its Middle Fork American River Project. Water ...

Driver fatigue probed in bus crash

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Driver fatigue is a possible cause of a deadly crash of a mountain resort's shuttle bus in California's Sierra Nevada, authorities said Sunday. Investigators ...

Picture the ’18 Winter Olympics in, drumroll, Reno-Tahoe

Skimming through the notebook while hoping newspapers never become extinct. It’s too hard reading from a computer screen in the bathroom, especially when using a laptop. ... A ...