Town stalwart Bob Jetter dies at 88

An integral part of Auburn and Old Town’s business scene for several decades, Bob Jetter will be remembered with a memorial service on Friday. Jetter, 88, died at an assisted li ...

Send legislators packing

The cap and trade bill is another name for government spending, more regulation, more bureaucracy, more debt for our great-grandkids. Estimate of over another trillion dollars. T ...

Mayor not at pricey dinner

I most seriously object to Andy Lukkonen’s editorial cartoon (Journal, July 3) linking me with the Placer County dinner honoring former Congressman John Doolittle in 2007. I am ...

Let’s take back our state

I read with disgust the article from Jim Ruffalo (Journal, July 5) and once again we have it rubbed in our faces the perks of our legislature while the rest of us struggle day to d ...

Journal: Take the high road

With all due respect, what has happened to the Auburn Journal? July 1 above-the-fold headline news: A meal bill. Really! From 28 months ago ... and you start by linking it to our c ...

Perhaps time for new reps has come

With respect to the article on the Placer execs and their $1,668 meal (Journal, July 1), here we go again. According to Supervisor Jim Holmes, it was an “appreciation” dinner ...

Big thanks to Gordon Ainsleigh

We just read how the Western States 100 race brought approximately $1.5 million into Auburn (Journal, June 29). We thought of how the Western States 100 race was started by just ...

Join Western States crew

I took (a photo) of Gordy (Ainsleigh, see above) having his wrist band being cut off after coming in just a few minutes after the Miller’s Defeat aid station had officially shut ...

Feds pulling plug on analog TV Friday

A day away from the analog-to-digital TV transition, Auburn’s Martin Maxwell is left wondering just how well the much-ballyhooed switch will really help him and other antenna use ...

Manipulation of fools pays

There are two growing cohorts of our population. They are the scam group and the fools’ group. The scam cohort feeds on the fools’ cohort. The scam group is growing because of ...

Pro-lifers are closed-minded

President Obama spoke at Notre Dame University on Sunday, May 17, calling for understanding and dialogue in the abortion controversy. How can there be compromise and dialogue with ...

Homeowners must pay taxes

If the banks and mortgage companies own the homes that are being foreclosed on why aren’t they paying the taxes? These taxes would go to help the state budget. We pay our taxes ...

Prepare students for the real world

As a retired teacher who once worked under the leadership of Superintendent Bart O’Brien, I would like to congratulate him on a career of sincere dedication to his ideals. I shou ...

Get your hippie on at Tribal Weaver

A gift shop that was a fixture for 16 years in the Auburn area before it closed in December 2007 is back. Tribal Weaver, known for its eclectic mix of merchandise evoking the 196 ...

Bike race promises sights and thrills

Expect cowbells, horns, cycling action and plenty of people in Downtown Auburn on Sunday. The Auburn Downtown Criterium bicycle race represents the return of cycling competition t ...