Cat’s meow in fireproof roofs

Ten years ago I witnessed an amazing pattern in what makes a home safe from wildfires ... and what doesn’t. A friend was showing me around the large valley where she lives near ...

Don’t make it easy for crooks

A short time ago, I read in the Journal Crime Log that someone had broken into an Auburn man’s car and stolen his registration. On the surface, this doesn’t seem to be a sign ...

Government care is great

I live in Northern California. After 20 years of health care as a dependent of a military man, I feel strongly about the health care received during this time. We never had to wa ...

Utility must be reasonable

Both my wife and I have lost our jobs this year directly because of the poor economy and it has been difficult for us to keep up with our rent, food and utilities, especially our s ...

Lock up those pit bulls, or the owner

I opened up my computer to pit bull facts and found information from the Humane Society and other organizations about pit bulls. Everyone should turn to this page. It reveals wha ...

The 49 Fire fully involves resources of Salvation Army

Sunday afternoon, the day of the 49 Fire, I was awakened from a nap by a call from Placer County’s automated emergency warning system. I turned on my TV to witness a rapidly tr ...

Senior’s project will be an uphill climb

Small in stature, big in ambition, would be a good way to describe Erika Steppig. Steppig is a senior at Placer High School and for her senior project — a special yearlong proced ...

Food and wine fest offers chance to savor goodness

Eat and drink your way through Downtown and Old Town Auburn during the Auburn Food & Wine Festival, which will be held Saturday. Check in begins at 11 a.m. at the Placer County His ...

Sgt. Hardt remembered as ‘giving son’

An Auburn-area soldier killed Saturday while on duty in Afghanistan is being remembered as a young man who wanted to change the world. Football player, avid fisherman, outdoorsm ...

McCain didn’t tell whole story

I was watching the John McCain meeting on health care reform in Arizona and noticed a lot of Arizona’s older citizens were concerned about their Social Security and Medicare in t ...