Torture must be opposed

Is it possible that a very wicked intelligence has infiltrated our beautiful nation and transformed our government into a nasty mockery of justice and freedom? The fact that Ameri ...

Enough with the handouts

This letter is written in response to our new attorney general. In parts I agree with our new attorney general’s braying, because I know we have political cowards in both partie ...

Fixing budget not a priority

I read the Auburn Journal and The Sacramento Bee every day. The state budget and deficit are always in the headlines, plus the solutions to fix everything: cut state employees’ s ...

Her life enriched by Auburn Greens

Pastor Rob Patterson’s story (Journal, May 29) of why he and his wife chose to live in the Auburn Greens was most welcomed. I, too, chose to live here for many reasons. I like h ...

State should keep hands off county, city tax revenues

“We are not Washington. We cannot print money. We cannot run up trillion-dollar deficits. We can only spend what we have.” With that statement Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg ...

Blind put into a bind

For 34 years, it’s been a place the foothills’ visually impaired population can turn to for education, support and friendship. If it closes because of what Placer School for A ...

Care to join me at a tea party?

I have been around for over 60 years and have seen politicians come and go. I know their tactics. I know their ways of doing “business.” The latest are the budget cuts propose ...

Californians drowning in tax

On Friday, May 22, Jim Beall, Sr. wrote, “we should elect responsible officials who will fairly and sufficiently tax us for what we need.” I agree. Governors do not author or ...

Rehab house harms street

Your article, “Life on the outside” (Journal, May 26) was one of the most one-sided pieces I have read in a long time. Owning 20 houses in just 10 years is just scrimping by? ...

Safety not built into city bike route

Recently, on approaching our driveway off a city street, a lady cyclist on the “bike route” created by the city almost collided with my vehicle. Had she not squeezed both her ...

Placer senior has designs on architecture

Placer High senior Holli Tripp says she is just a country girl who loves fishing and construction. While that’s true, what’s also true is that Tripp is a young woman who is de ...

Once-mighty General Motors bankrupt

By Gus Thomson Journal Staff Writer “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.” Chevy owner John Knierim recalled the General Motors TV jingle while in the shadow Monday ...

Cheers for integrity shown by Placer coaches

Where has the respect gone? I believe it is more important than ever today that we teach our children respect. I have two high school children who are student athletes at Placer. ...

News bureau will help us expand our coverage

Here at the Auburn Journal, we are changing the way we produce the news. These are tough economic times for newspapers and many other businesses. Yet, this is also a time of vast ...

From ‘pupcakes’ to bison bones: Scraps feeds pets well

Sisters Arnette McClure, Janice Hundemer and Audrey Moore love their animals. McClure has two West Highland white terriers and a cat. Hundemer breeds English Labrador retrievers. ...