Humans spoiled the pit bull

I can’t imagine life without a dog. I remember each one I’ve ever partnered with. Almost all canines were bred for a specific reason: work, hunting, farm, pleasure, etc. Pit ...

No wonder state went broke

I just read of a wonderful care facility for the elderly, Casa Olga, that is being forced to close because of state cuts. As a result, 88 seniors are being forced to leave their ...

Hospital does tough job well

After having made several visits to the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital in the past couple of years, I would like to express my appreciation for the excellent service and competent ca ...

Public comment on hunt ignored

It is now becoming increasingly clear the minority is ruling the majority. The current system in place is violating the civil rights of hundreds of thousands of citizens. I am exp ...

Wine, food fest uncorks opportunity

On behalf of the Auburn Wine and Food Festival Committee, I would like to extend a million thanks to everyone involved with this year’s Auburn Wine and Food Festival, held Oct. 1 ...

Old Town Auburn celebrates objects vintage and antique

About 4,000 visitors are expected to flock around the streets of Old Town Auburn on Sunday during this year’s antiques fair. The 42nd Annual Fall Antiques and Collectibles Fair ...

Death penalty costs too much

The California death penalty is a terrible waste of money. We spend $140 million a year just for lawyers doing state appeals and for additional costs for housing prisoners on death ...

Get behind our president

Three letters in recent newspapers caught our eye as being debatable, if not wrong. One questions our patriotism if we believe the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were a mistake, and ...

Coverage is Cat House catnip

A note of appreciation to Gus Thomson, Journal writer, and the editor of the Auburn Journal who have given the Cat House such wonderful exposure in stories written about saving t ...

Fire follow-up well organized

We would like to publicly thank all of the county offices that so quickly coordinated their functions in the DeWitt Center after the Auburn 49 Fire. Their friendly, helpful attitu ...

Auburn puts on an extraordinary weekend

What a pleasure it is to live in Auburn, Calif. The long weekend was filled with all things beautiful and good to eat and drink. First, the last Artwalk of the season. Strolling ...

Think Auburn First: Your dollar will go further this season

When you think of Auburn, what comes first to mind? Is it the historic Auburn Courthouse? Maybe the American River Canyon, spanned by the Foresthill Bridge? Is it the friendly pe ...

Placer water rationing possible? Gov, legislators hold the cards

Placer County Water Agency is wading into high stakes water wars with both guns blazing. But so far, they’ve been kept on the periphery of discussions – and the county’s mai ...

Nurse colds, flu with old-fashioned soup

I don’t know about your office, but everyone here at the newspaper is stocking up on vitamin C, cold-prevention remedies and anti-microbial tissues. I don’t really buy into al ...

Health care industry out of control

Wendell Potter, a former CIGNA executive, recently testified before the Senate. CIGNA is just the tip of the health insurance iceberg with their exorbitant grab of health dollars. ...