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. ...

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson, helper extraordinaire

In her small space tucked away in Old Town, Linda Robinson moves about her women’s clothing store with ease, breezing between the tightly spaced racks filled with colorful womens ...

Patient with patients

For patients going into surgery, the anesthesiologist is their lifeline. The specialist must decide on the right type of anesthesia, administer it and then monitor vital functions ...

Swallows dig in for the long haul at their Auburn “Capistrano”

The Placer County Courthouse swallows are finding ways to work around netting put up this winter to prevent them from nesting at the Auburn landmark. The birds are building nests ...

McCann winner thanks Auburn for award

Over recent days and culminating with my being honored as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious McCann Award at our State of the Community Dinner, I have received many compliments ...

Earmarking is in no way sustainable and must end

Earmarking is the process by which congressmen direct federal money to favored recipients without competitive bidding or open debate, bypassing the normal appropriations process th ...