Making your Journal relevant

It’s been another interesting week at the newspaper. We launched our redesign Tuesday. We reduced the size of our newspaper to 11 inches wide by 22 inches deep. I think it feels ...

Farmers markets ripe with bounty of the foothills

It has been 20 growing seasons since farmers in Loomis and Auburn decided to form an agricultural cooperative. Today, the flourishing Foothill Farmers’ Market operates two year-r ...

Pay it forward today: Take a chance on helping someone when you can

After taking a carload of teenagers to the Bay Area for a soccer tournament, we all agreed to go to In-N-Out for food. After we got our food, we are at the stoplight and my daught ...

Life computes for adult school’s Mousa

Arij Mousa is into learning and teaching. Learning about anything that seems interesting to her is fair game as she channels her boundless energy into the subject with a desire to ...

Cycling tour move revs hopes

Hope is taking a new lap around Auburn’s cycling community with the announcement Wednesday that the Tour of California bicycle race is moving to May and starting to plan for more ...

Sex on the beach: Craigslist fostering hook-ups at the American River near Auburn

Craigslist is spreading the word over the Internet that a stretch of the American River recently reopened to boaters near Auburn is a great place for open-air sexual encounters. A ...

TV’s proposition ads have a selfish agenda

Registered voters of California will soon be voting on Propositions 1A-IF which are put before us to stabilize California’s budget and economy. Be careful! Read the entire Offic ...

Can government enforce the Golden Rule?

There are two forms of the Golden Rule. The most used form is, “Do unto others that which you would have done to thyself.” This version advises one to provide, as example, to t ...

Food closet going strong

The small house on Richardson Drive in North Auburn is a welcome sight for hundreds who find their way there. In March, the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet served 865 families, incl ...

Getting to know Zazoo

Cyndi Goforth says she’s into the 13th year of a 45-year commitment with Zazoo the camel. Just an 8-week-old, 300-pound baby when he came into Goforth’s life in 1996 as a gift ...